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Mary Wright Fisk, '28, Finds 
Ftousing Problem in India 

Note: Mrs. Fisk flew to New Delhi 
with her husband, Ernest H. Fisk, ,’28, 
in April. They expect to spend three 
years in India where Mr. Fisk is a pub- 
lic relations officer for the U. S. State 
Department. 

June 25, 1946 
New Delhi, India 

Dear Tom: 

By the time this letter reaches you Com- 
mencement will be a thing of the past, the 
Fund drawing to a close and you undoubt- 
edly ready for or on a vacation. It’s hard 
for me to realize that it has been only six 
months since I was a part of the Alumni Of- 
fice staff, for so much has happened since I 
left. 

We had a marvelous trip out, stopping 
in Paris, Athens and Cairo enroute; and in 
spite of these very pleasant and unforeseen 
delays, got here in eight days. It took such 
a short time that at first I hardly realized 
that I was half way around the world. Now 
that we have been here nearly three months 
and the strangeness is wearing off and mail 
takes from six weeks to two months to ar- 
rive, I’m beginning to feel a very long way 
from home. 

Of course, the most important thing 
about this place is the weather! Since we’ve 
been here the temperature has been up to 
111° and the old-timers say this has been a 
cool summer! 

We’ve been staying in New Delhi’s larg- 
est hotel and have been comparatively com- 
fortable. Next week we’re going to move 
into a small apartment next to the office 
until we can find more permanent quarters. 


Ohesiiwi Alumni . . 

The housing situation is just 1 as difficult 
here as it is in the States, and ’with all ne- 
cessities rationed, setting up any kind of an 
, est$SKshmdht becomes a major undertaking. 

I feel a£ if I Were'going to rub a factory, . 
for I find that five servants are required to 
take care of our three-room apartment. 1 
was horrified at the idea at first, but it's one 
of those things that just can’t be beaten I 
guess, so I've given in. When I saw the 
charcoal stove in the kitchen I was most 
content to hire a cook, who, of course, only 
cooks, so a dishes boy, a sweeper and a laun- 
dry-man, plus our personal bearer will make 
up our crew. Since only our muslim bearer 
speaks anything that even resembles English 
and my Hindustani is still in the stage of 
"what is your name?,” I can see I’m in for 
a lot of fun. 

We were lucky enough to have twenty 
days in Bombay before returning to Delhi, 
and I found that a much more interesting 
place than this governmental village. New 
Delhi is quite attractive with all of its mod- 
ern buildings, wide streets and lots of trees, 
but it doesn’t present a true picture of India. 

We had our first taste of the real thing 
last week when we drove into the country 
and saw for the first time the dried, parched 
land, the mud villages, the thousands of 
cows and water buffalo that wander over the 
fields, camel caravans, donkeys, sheep be- 
ing herded down the center of village 
squares and all the other sights that make 
you feel you are right back in Biblical days. 
It’s a strange, strange land and it’s amazing 
that any country could be so old and have 
made so little progress through the cen- 
turies. 

We arrived on the heels of the Cripps 
Mission so have heard nothing except the 
political situation discussed everywhere 


we’ve been. We’ve met some of the impor- 
tant Indian leaders, as well as a number of 
British and American correspondents. The 
chief form of entertainment in India is con- 
versation so we've heard the situation dis- 
cussed from every angle. 

At first I was terribly excited and felt as 
if I were in on something very important, 
but right nbw, like most of the Americans 
and British, I’m fed up with all the talk 
and wish the Indians would settle down to 
doing something. It’s time they really get 
down to business . . . 

— Mary Wright Fisk. ’28 

Former G.l. Now Reveals Closely 
Guarded "Military Secrets" 

Memorial Hospital 
New York 21, New York 
July 25, 1946 

Dear Editor: 

Now it can be told! You may recall that 
the enclosed tale could not be published 
during World War II. G-2, ever alert, 
quickly detected the codified plan for the 
second attack at Manassas (up North you 
call it Bull Run, I understand). 

We owe a great deal to the Army Brass 
(a descriptive term connoting polish and 
brilliance) who so carefully guarded mili- 
tary information of this sort, keeping the 
enemy in a complete state of ignorance. 

It was, for instance, highly demoralizing 
to the Nazis to have our armies show up 
two days behind the schedule planned by 
our High Command. But it’s over now 
and we can read the accompanying tale of 
intrigue, corruption, treason, vicious profi- 
teering and espionage in the spirit in which 
it was written — helpless amusement. 

— Ivor Cornman, ’36 
- — o — 

So You'd Rather Be Right! 

What the inductee doesn’t fully suspect, 
and the Pfc forgets is that little confusions 
make the first few weeks of Army life a 
stiff course in frustration. Just insignificant 
details, like what day you roll your bedding 
or where you get clean sheets, have a para- 
lyzing effect cumulatively. 

"Well, I’ll learn what’s right, and do it, 
that’s all.’” We don’t have to add, "said 
the rookie,” because the 7-day veteran 
would automatically say, "I’ll learn whats 
G.l.” The fundamental point here is that 
G.l. is not necessarily right, it’s just the 
Army ce qu’il fa//t. You learn that by ar- 
guing v/ith sergeants. 

For instance, zoological classification in 
the Army is different from what it was at 
Oberlin. I found that out the hard way by 
objecting to the classification of Rocky 
Mountain Spotted Fever as an insect-borne 
disease because it is carried by a tick, which 
is not an insect. Now that’s getting pretty 
abstruse for a four-hour course (not four 
hours per week; just four, period) in m- 
fetious diseases, pharmacy, nursing, hos- 
pital, management, and oxygen tent opera- 
tion. I won’t go on with the details of the 
argument, because it was rather one-side , 
and I don’t recall exactly what points were 
established by the contestants. It ended y 
my agreeing that animals are either mam 
mals or arthropods (birds not being ani 

( Continued on page 28) 


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0BGISLI9I Ul 1111 


VOLUME 42 


mmn 


NUMBER 7 


Charles A. Mosher, ’28, and Martha Loomis, ’44 
Associate Editors 


Thomas E. Harris, ’33 

General Alumni Secretary 


Marguerite J. Edwards 

Advertising & Circulation 


9*i 9biue 


PAGE 

"Oberlinian of the Month": J. Merle Davis, ’99 

By Whiting Williams, ’99 2 

The Alumni Trustee Election 3 

Three Oberlin Scientists Starred in Seventh Edition of 


American Men of Science - 4, 5 

Under the Elms: Cam-pus News by Ella C. Parmenter. 7 5 - - - 6,7 

Alumni Club News ----- - - 8 

News of the Faculty - - - - 9 

"Ten Tholisand Strong”: 

Class Neivs Edited by Dorothy M. Smith, ’29 - - - - - 10-17 

Oberlin In Uniform: Service List Changes 18 

Oberlin Out of Uniform: 

List of Alumni Recently Discharged from Military Service - - 19,20 

Oberlin Book Shelf 21 

Losses in the Oberlin Family: Death Notices - - - - - 22,23 

Class Reunion Pictures - - - - 24, 25 

Athletics, by William I. Judson 26,27 

Cover Photography by A. E. Princehorn 


. . Members Of The Alumni Board 


Officers of the Association 

President — Robert D. Fisher, ’26. Office 
of the Financial Vice-President, Univer- 
sity of Southern California, Los Angeles 
7, California. 

Vice-President — Mrs. Willard Seiberling 
(Mary Gerrish, ’18), 727 Merriman Rd., 
Akron, Ohio. 

Treasurer — Bernard L. Gladieux, ’30, 46 04 
Brookview Dr., Washington, D. C. 

Members- at-Large 

Alice E. Blodgett, ’36, 128 Rutgers Ave., 
Swarthmore, Pa. 

Mrs. Paul Chapin (Priscilla Lloyd, ’25), 
265 Wentworth, Glencoe, Illinois. 

Mrs. Birger Engstrom (Gertrude Schuch- 
man, ’18), 135 W. Swissvale Ave., Pitts- 
burgh. 

Mrs. Alan Finlayson (Anna Wendt, ’21), 
1331 Yellowstone Rd., Cleveland 21, 
Ohio. 

Robert D. Fisher, ’26, Office of the Finan- 
cial Vice-President, University of South- 
ern California, Los Angeles 7, California. 

Bernard L. Gladieux, ’30, 4604 Brookview 
Dr., Washington, D. C. 

James H. Griswold, '98, 1805 N.B.C. Bldg., 
Cleveland, Ohio. 


Irvin E. Houck, ’24, 164 W. Jackson Blvd., 
Chicago, 111. 

Robert G. Jamieson, ’23, 23801 Fordson 
Dr., Dearborn, Mich. 

Philip C. King, ’10, Stephens College, Co- 
lumbia, Mo. 

Keyes D. Metcalf, ’ll, 68 Fairmont St., Bel- 
mont, Mass. 

Louis S. Peirce, ’28, 1525 Guardian Bldg., 
Cleveland, Ohio. 

Mrs. Willard Seiberling (Mary Gerrish, 
’18) 727 Merriman Rd., Akron, Ohio. 

Miss Clare Tousley, ’ll, 235 East 22nd St., 
New York 10, N. Y. 

Ex-Officio Members 
Alumni-Elected Members of the 
of the Oberlin College Board of Trus- 
tees: 

Cleaveland R. Cross, ’03, 806 Williamson 
Bldg., Cleveland, Ohio. 

Jerome Davis, ’13, R.R. 1, West Leesport, 
Penna. 

Luther Gulick, T4, 1020— 19th St. N. W., 
Washington 6, D. C. 

Henry J. Haskell, ’96, 1035 W. Meyer 
Blvd., Kansas City, Mo. 

Raymond Swing, h’40, 1 6 1 3- — 19th St., N. 
W., Washington 9- D. C. 



Summer Headquarters 
. . . for social activities is Talcott 
Hall which houses the ninety- 
three 'women on campus this se- 
mester. Pictured in front of the 
dormitory with the ever-present 
bicycles are Judy Seiberling and 
Dean Bair. Dean, from New Phil- 
adelphia, Ohio, was on campus as 
a marine in the V-12 unit and has 
returned to complete ivork for his 
degree. Judy, who is a senior, is 
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wil- 
lard Seiberling ( Mary Gerrish, 
’ 18 ) of Akron 


The Alumni Office is especially anx- 
ious to secure copies of the November 
1942 and October 1941 issues of the 
Alumni Magazine. 

If anyone has a copy of these issues 
which they no longer want, the Alum- 
ni Association would greatly appreci- 
ate receiving them. 


Grove Patterson, ’05, Toledo Blade, Toledo, 
Ohio. 


Alumni Fund Chairman 

Walter K. Bailey, T9, Warner and Swasey 
Co., Cleveland, Ohio 

Class President's Council 

Chairman: Robert Kroc, ’29, 55 Azalia, Ct., 
Hempstead, N. Y. 

Vice-Chairman — Lloyd Gressle, ’40, 539 
College Ave., Wooster, Ohio. 

Alumni Club Council 

Chairman — Leroy Arvidson, ’26, 19 Stock- 
ton Ave., Dayton, Ohio. 

Vice-Chairman — Mrs. Reginald Twiggs 
(Marjorie Meermans, ’40) 2262 North- 
land Ave., Lakewood, Ohio. 

Employed Officers 

General Secretary, Thomas E. Harris, ’33, 
Oberlin, Ohio. 

Assistant Secretary and Associate Editor of 
Alumni Magazine, Martha E. Loomis, 
’44, Oberlin, Ohio. 

Associate Editor of the Alumni Magazine, 
Charles A. Mosher, '28, Oberlin, Ohio. 


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THE OBERLIN ALUMNI MAGAZINE 


"OlteAiiHMi+i of the Mo+Ult" 


T F I WERE asked what son of Oberlin 

has, since his graduation, given one 
of the best imaginable demonstrations 
of his Alma Mater’s traditional respect 
for personality along with its concern 
for human betterment on a completely 
global scale, I would name at once the 
maker of such a record as this: 

Born into an Oberlin-trained mis- 
sionary family in Kyoto, and winning 
his B.A. and M.A. at Oberlin, and B.D. 
from Hartford Seminary, J. Merle 
Davis, ’99, afterwards studied at the 
Universities of Goettingen and Leipsic, 
preparatory to serving from 1906 to 
1912 as honorary general secretary of 
the Y.M.C.A. in Nagasaki and Tokyo. 

Besides requiring his giving many 
talks in Japanese, this service led to his 
making the first industrial-social sur- 
vey of Tokyo. This in turn brought 
about the Y’s Industrial and Welfare 
Department and laid the foundations 
of the city’s first social settlement in 
its factory and slum districts. Naturally 
enough, all this brought to the atten- 
tion of local municipal, business and 
religious leaders for the first time the 
abnormal conditions of living caused 
by the city’s rapid industrialization. 

Forced to leave Japan by family ill- 
ness, he served for two years as di- 
rector of the Survey of Race Relations 
on our Pacific Coast — the country’s 
first comprehensive and objective study 
of the relations of the Oriental and the 
white here amongst us. This survey 
helped to the organization of the In- 
stitute of Pacific Relations, with Merle 
as its first general secretary. Following 
its initial conference in 1925, he spent 
a year visiting governmental and other 
leaders in the countries bordering on 
the Pacific Basin. Until his resigna- 
tion in 1930, a letter or picture-postal 
was likely to come to his classmates 
from any part of the globe — from Gen- 
eva, where a months-long study had to 
be made of the League of Nations, and 
the International Labor Office for their 
possibilities of team-work with the In- 
stitute; or from Moscow, Berlin, Paris 
and London where the highest officials 
were enlisted for the needed participa- 
tion in this new world-round enter- 
prise. During these years, arrange- 
ments had to be made for seven nation- 
al Institute Councils, three biennial in- 
ternational conferences, and the setting 
up of an international secretariat in 
charge of an international program of 
research, the publication of a monthly 
journal, etc., etc. 

Altogether, an activity calculated to 
call for the courage, initiative, moral 
concern and character that could be 
furnished by any Oberlin-trained world 


citizen! But hardly more demanding 
of those same qualities than the next — 
and still continuing — assignment. This 
came to him as director of the Depart- 
ment of Social and Economic Research 
of the International Missionary Coun- 
cil, with headquarters for the first five 
years in Geneva, Switzerland, where 
he maintained close contact with the 
League of Nations and the Interna- 
tional Labour Office. 

This called, in 1932, for directing a 
study, by the Commission of Inquiry 
upon the effects of the development of 
the copper mines in Central Africa 
upon the native society from which the 
laborers are regularly recruited. After 
two later years of headquartering in 
London, he spent considerable time in 
India in preparation for the Interna- 
tional Missionary Conference there in 
1938 and in initiating, under the lead- 
ership of Christian colleges and uni- 
versities, specific research upon some 
of the economic and social problems 
of the churches in both India and 
China. 

From his present Council head- 
quarters at 156 Fifth Avenue in New 
York City, he has made studies of the 
economic, social, and religious condi- 
tions in Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay 
and Mexico. These were supplemented 
by similar first-hand studies of the so 
cial and economic problems of the 
Protestant Churches of Cuba, Puerto 
Rico, Jamaica and Trinidad. In 1943, 



J. Merle Davis, '99 
. . his Class AA career has been 
one of the "best imaginable dem- 
onstrations of his Alma Mater’s 
traditional respect for personality 
along with its concern for human 
betterment on a completely global 
scale” 


he went with a commission making an 
exploratory survey of the Indians of 
Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia. 

To what effect? 

Well, amongst numerous books pub- 
lished, the Commission’s report on 
"Modern Industry and the African” 
has been made required reading by the 
British Colonial Office for all its civil 
servants in training for African ap- 
pointments. 

The study of heavy industry and the 
African resulted in the formation of 
the United Missions in the Copper Belt 
of Northern Rhodesia, representing a 
pooling of seven missionary societies. 

"The Bantu Educational Cinema Ex- 
periment” became the basis of educa- 
tional movie programs of the British 
Government amongst the natives in its 
West and East African Colonies and in 
Jamaica and Trinidad. The study’s 
principles and techniques have also 
been used by the National Congress 
Party of India. 

The Commission’s study of "The 
Indians of the High Andes” has result- 
ed in a new economic and anthropolog- 
ical approach as made by four different 
American Mission Boards, based upon 
modern agricultural techniques and 
cultural insights. 

Altogether, in a total of 22 mission 
fields, these various studies and reports 
have revealed the inescapable relation- 
ship of economic, social and cultural 
forces to the founding and growth of 
the Christian Church. They have 
stressed the necessity of using these 
forces in the development of a self- 
supporting, indigenous and enduring 
Christian movement. In addition, 
these activities have permitted this de- 
partment of the Council to urge upon 
all missionary societies the importance 
of equipping their candidates for 
foreign service in anthropology, the 
simpler techniques of social measure- 
ments, rural economics, and the effect- 
ive business management of the local 
churches — all in the light of the group’s 
actual equipment and cultural inher- 
itances. 

Merle has lately returned from sev- 
eral months abroad. There he shared 
his rich experience with the World 
Council of Churches held in Switzer- 
land, the British Colonial Office, and 
with anthropologists and economists at 
the Londan School of Economics. He 
also lectured at Wycliffe Hall in Ox- 
ford, and at Ridley College in Cam- 
bridge besides conferring with the 
heads and staffs of the principal mis- 
sionary societies of Great Britain. 

Is it any wonder if I claim that all 
the above constitutes a Class AA career 
of which all his classmates, and indeed 
all Oberlin graduates, can properly be 

( Continued on page 29) 





FOR AUGUST 1946 


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THE ALUMNI TRUSTEE ELECTION 



Louis S. Peirce, ’28 


Walter K. Bailey, T9 
candidates nominated by the Alumni Board 


Irvin E. Houck, ’24 




ALLOTS FOR the election of an 
alumni trustee to succeed Henry J. 
Haskell, ’96, will be distributed to all 
graduates on September 1. Mr. Has- 
kell, who has served on the Oberlin 
College Board of Trustees since 1930, 
is ineligible for re-election. 

The five candidates (all pictured on 
this page) to be presented to the alum- 
ni are: Walter K. Bailey, T9, Frank C. 
Fisher, T 4, Irvin E. Houck, ’24, Arnaud 
C. Marts, TO, and Louis S. Peirce, ’28. 
All of the candidates have been prom- 
inent in alumni activities for many 
years. Messrs. Bailey, Houck and Peirce 
were nominated to the ballot by the 
Alumni Board, and Messrs. Fisher and 
Marts by the general canvass of alumni. 

Walter K. Bailey, T9, vice-president 
of the Warner and Swasey Company of 
Cleveland, has been chairman of the 
highly successful Alumni Funds of 
1945 and 1946 and has accepted the 
appointment as chairman of the Fund 
for 1947. 

Frank C. Fisher, T4, an attorney, is 
a member of the firm of Dwight, 
Harris, Koegel and Caskey of New 
York. He has twice served as presi- 
dent of the New York Alumni Chapter, 
his most recent term of office in this 
position ending in January 1946. 

Irvin E. Houck, '24, is manager of 
the casualty department of the firm of 
Marsh and McLennan, Inc. of Chicago. 
Mr. Houck is a past-president of the 
Alumni Association, serving in this 
capacity from 1942 to 1945. He is 
also a past-president of the Chicago 


Alumni Chapter and was a member of 
the Alumni Board (1945-1946). 

Arnaud C. Marts, TO, is president of 
the firm of Marts and Lundy, Inc. of 
New York. Mr. Marts was president 
of the New York Chapter of the Alum- 
ni Association in 1934-1935 and was 
chairman of die Alumni Committee 
which assisted the trustees in the selec- 
tion of William E. Stevenson to suc- 
ceed Ernest H. Wilkins as president of 
Oberlin College in 1946. 

Louis S. Peirce, ’28, is an attorney 



Arnaud C. Marts, TO 


and a member of the firm of Hender- 
son, Quail, Schneider and Peirce of 
Cleveland. Mr. Peirce was president 
of the Alumni Association from 1939 
to 1942 and a member of the Alumni 
Board (1945-1946). He has also 
served as chairman of the Junior 
Alumni Council (1937-1939), treas- 
urer of the Cleveland Alumni Chapter, 
and was chairman of the Committee 
on Relationship of the Association to 
the College (1944-1945). 

( Continued on page 29 ) 



Frank C. Fisher, T4 


. . . nominated by general canvass of alumni 





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THE OBERLIN ALUMNI MAGAZINE 


Three Oberlin Scientists Starred in Seventh Edition 



Seventeen Others Starred in Former Editions 



Dr. Henry E. Bent, ’22 

D R. WALLACE J. Eckert, ’25, Dr. 

A. J. Riker, '17, and Dr. Henry E. 
Bent, ’22, are among the research sci- 
entists starred in a secret ballot by fel- 
low members and listed in the seventh 
edition of American Men of Science. 
These three Oberlinians are among 
256 scientists honored in the seventh 
edition, who in the course of five years 
have attained a position among our 
leading scientific workers. 

The program of starring the subject 
of research in the case af approxi- 
mately 1,000 of the biographical notes 
was inaugurated in 1903 by J. McKeen 
Cattell. Since that time the number of 
scientists starred has remained station- 



Dr. Ernest C. Faust, T2 



Dr. Wallace J. Eckert, ’25 

ary, while the number of scientists con- 
sidered worthy of sketching in Ameri- 
can Men of Science has increased by 
more than nine times. Hence stars are 
becoming increasingly difficult to ob- 
tain. One of the limitations of the 
scheme is that starring is done in only 
twelve of the principal natural and ex- 
act sciences. 

Wallace J. Eckert 

Dr. Wallace J. Eckert, whose field of 
research includes celestial mechanics 
and numerical methods, received his 
master’s degree from Amherst in 1926 
and his Ph.D. from Yale University in 
1931. He worked as an assistant in 
astronomy at Columbia University 



Dr. Otis F. Curtis, ’ll 



Dr. A. J. Riker, ’17 

from 1926 to 1927, and as an instruc- 
tor there from 1927 to 1931. He be- 
came assistant professor of astronomy 
in 1931 and professor in 1940. Dr. Eck- 
ert, who is Oberlin’s youngest starred 
scientist, is director of the Nautical 
Almanac Office, a member of the As- 
tronomical Society, the Washington 
Academy and the International Astro- 
nomical Union. His home is in Leonia, 
New Jersey. 

A. Joyce Riker 

Dr. A. Joyce Riker is professor of 
plant pathology in the School of Agri- 
culture of the University of Wisconsin. 
After graduating from Oberlin he re- 
ceived his M.S. degree from the Uni- 



DR. Ira S. Bowen, T9 



FOR AUGUST 1 946 


5 



Dr. Clarence W. Balke, ’02 

versity of Cincinnati and his Ph.D. 
from the University of Wisconsin in 
1922. During World War I. Dr. Rtker 
was a bacteriologist with U. S. Base 
Hospital No. 25, A.E.F. and in 1926 
and 1927 he went to London and Paris 
for special investigations as a fellow of 
the International Education Board. He 
became an instructor at the Univer- 
sity' of Wisconsin in 1922, assistant 
professor in 1925, associate professor 
in 1929 and professor of plant pathol- 
ogy in 1931. Dr. Riker is a fellow of 
the American Association for the Ad- 
vancement of Science, a member of 
Sigma Xi, the American Association 
of Cancer Research, the American Nat- 
uralists Society, the American Phyto- 
pathological Society, of which he is at 
present vice-president, the American 
Society of Plant Physiologists, the Bo- 


i 



Dr. Charles A. Kofojd, ’90 




Dr. Robert A. Millikan, ’91 

tanical Society of America, the Crop 
Protective Institute, the Society of 
American Bacteriologists, the Society 
of American Foresters and the Society 
of Growth and Development. Dr. 
Riker was associate editor and editor 
of Phytopathology for eleven years and 
has been corresponding editor of 
Chronica Botanica since 1939. Among 
his publications is the book Introduc- 
tion to Research on Plant Diseases, 
written in conjunction with R. S. 
Riker. Dr. Riker’s field of investiga- 
tion includes bacterial plant diseases, 
pathological growth and diseases of 
forest trees. 

Henry E. Bent 

Dr. Henry E. Bent received his M.S. 
degree from Northwestern University 
in 1923 and his Ph.D. from the Uni- 
versity of California in 1926. He be- 
came an instructor of chemistry at Har- 
vard in 1926 and assistant professor in 
1932. In 1936 he went to the Univer- 
sity of Missouri as associate professor 
of chemistry and became professor and 
dean of the graduate school in 1938. 
Dr Bent is a fellow of the American 
Association for the Advancement of 
Science, a member of the American 
Academy of Science, and president of 
the Missouri section of the American 
Chemical Society and director of the 
northwest section. His particular re- 
search subjects are amalgams, free radi- 
cals and absorption spectra. Mrs. Bent 
is the former Florence Demo, ’21. 

Other Oberlinians Starred 

There are seven other Oberlin sci- 
entists, still living, who have been star- 
red in the first six editions of Ameri- 
can Men of Science. 

Dr. Charles A. Kofoid, ’90, and Dr. 
Reuben M. Strong, ’97, were both 
starred in the first edition. Dr. Kofoid 
retired as professor emeritus of zoology 


Dr. Carl Kinsley, ’93 

at the University of California in 1936. 
Dr. Strong, who is professor of anatomy 
at Loyola University School of Medi- 
cine, is the only anatomist starred in the 
first edition still not retired. He will be 
seventy-four in October and is still 
carrying a full schedule of teaching, 
administrative work and research. The 
third volume of his Bibliography of 
Birds is now in the process of publica- 
tion. 

Dr. Robert A. Millikan, ’91, and Dr. 
Carl Kinsley, ’93, were starred in the 
second edition of American Men of 
Science. Dr. Millikan has retired as 
administrative head of California In- 
stitute of Technology, but continues as 
director of the Norman Bridge Labora- 
tory of Physics there. Among his many 
honors the most notable is his receipt 
of the Nobel prize in 1923. ( Dr. Mil- 
( Continued on page 23 ) 


Dr. Reuben M. Strong, ’97 





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THE OBERLIN ALUMNI MAGAZINE 


Under the Elms 


iuf Ola G. PaAsne-ntesi, '15 


Cummer term activities for 

^ Oberlin College got under way on 
June 29 with the arrival of about 75 
new students who took part in a two- 
day freshman program. 

Total enrollment for the summer is 
485. 

New students include 52 men in the 
college of Arts and Sciences, six new 
men in the Conservatory, two women 
in the Conservatory, two women in the 
College, and 15 men who were for- 
merly stationed here with the V-12 
unit. 

Of the 485 students, 330 are veter- 
ans, and of these veterans, 200 were 
enrolled last term while 130 have just 
arrived. Among the 130 are 63 who 
have studied here before while 25 are 
freshmen and 42 are here for the first 
time but are entering with advanced 
standing. Three of the veterans are 
women. 

New men students attended a picnic 
and stag Saturday evening, June 29, on 
the back lawn at the home of E. F. Bos- 
worth, dean of men. A splash party for 
new students was held Sunday after- 
noon in Crane pool. 

Four Dorms in Use 

Dormitories open this summer are 
the Men’s Building and part of Noah 
Hall for men and Talcott Hall for 
women. Dining rooms at Talcott and 
May Cottage are in use. 

Twenty-five of the college’s trailers 
are being used this summer as living 
quarters for veterans and their wives. 

June Exhibit in Allen Museum 
Featured Miller, McClure Gifts 

An exceptionally fine Chinese Vo- 
tive Stele was a feature of the June ex- 
hibition in the Allen Art Museum. It 
is from Honan, Shensi Province, dat- 
ing from the Northern Ch’i Dynasty, 
550-589 A.D. R. T. Miller, Jr. ’91, of 
Scottsville, N. Y., is the donor. 

Another exhibition presented the 
bequest of the late Mary McClure, 
which includes many fine Chinese 
bronzes and excellent paintings. Miss 
McClure studied in the Oberlin Acad- 
emy and in the College of Arts and 
Sciences, graduating in 1918. She 
served as a missionary from 1918 until 
1942. A prisoner of the Japanese for 
some months, Miss McClure was re- 
leased by them and was repatriated on 
the first trip of the S. S. Gripsholm. 
She was returning to China in 1944 
when she died in Calcutta, India. 

Recent acquisitions of the Art Mu- 
seum and the annual exhibition of the 
work of students were also on view. 



Ellen Fuller Forbes 
. . . veteran’s wife is elected Stu- 
dent Council bead 


Veteran's Wife Heads 
Student Council 

T TSING FOR the first time the elec- 
V '— ' tion procedures set up in the Con- 
stitution adopted by the Student Coun- 
cil last January, the Council, late in 
May, elected Ellen Fuller Forbes (Mrs. 
Irving Forbes) president. 

According to the new procedure the 
student body elects council members 
and the elected council then elects its 
officers. 

Mrs. Forbes has been president of 
China Club and is a member of the 
Shansi Committee. She and her hus- 
band, a veteran now returned to school, 
are from Milton, Massachusetts. They 
have an apartment in Mrs. H. B. Thurs- 
ton’s residence, 156 Professor St. 

Living Cost "Bonus" of $400 
Voted for Faculty Members 

The Board of Trustees at its meeting 
on June 24 voted that all present mem- 
bers of the faculty who are to be on 
the staff and on salary for the fall and 
spring semesters of the college year 
1946-47 should receive a "cost-of-liv- 
ing adjustment” of $400 each; and that 
persons whose service as members of 
the faculty begins with the college year 
1946-47 should receive an adjustment 
of $200 each. 

This adjustment is made without 
comment as to its continuance after 
1946-47. 


Members of the faculty and admin- 
istrative staff have had no other gen- 
eral increase in salaries during the war 
period. 

Six Temporary Housing Units 
Being Erected for Veterans 

r^BERLIN HAS secured temporary 
'^housing units from the govern- 
ment through FPHA to house 382 ex- 
G.I.’s. One of these units, formerly 
located at Willow Run, will accommo- 
date 202 men and will be located south 
of Noah Hall. Five units for 36 men 
each will be erected on Union Street 
facing the athletic field. All five of 
these units are to be moved from Camp 
Davis, Hollyridge, North Carolina. 

Contracts for the moving and erec- 
tion in Oberlin of these units have 
been let by the government. All costs 
of moving and erection are borne by 
FPHA except that the College must 
provide all facilities (water, sewer, 
etc.). They will be operated by the 
College on a non-profit basis and may 
be occupied only by ex-G.I.’s. After 
the housing crisis has been passed and 
the need for housing former service 
men is over, the College must dispose 
of these buildings. 

It is only htrough the action of the 
government in making housing facili- 
ties available to colleges that Oberlin 
will be able to accommodate the 819 
veterans who will be in college in the 
fall. Burton Hall, the new 196-man 
permanent dormitory for men is not 
expected to be ready for occupancy 
until February or March, 1947. 

In addition to the housing units, a 
cafeteria capable of handling 400 men 
is also being erected, at College ex- 
pense, this summer. This building has 
been located at the Plum Brook Ord- 
nance plant in Sandusky, Ohio. It is 
also a wooden building made available 
by the FPHA to meet the crisis in the 
handling of veterans. 

Record Enrollment of Men 

As a result of the securing of these 
additional facilities, the men’s enroll- 
ment at Oberlin this fall will be larger 
than ever before in the College’s his- 
tory. It is expected that 1025 men will 
be in attendance. 

An additional 300 have had to be 
refused admission because of the lack 
of housing, and it was necessary to 
close applications for men on June 1. 

Cranford and Grey Gables 
Purchased by College 

The College has purchased Cranford 
and Grey Gables and will assume oc- 
cupancy in the late summer. Plans 
for their redecoration are not yet com- 
pleted. 


FOR AUGUST 1946 


7 



Gertrude Elaine Verstegen 
. . . second winner of Moulton 
Scholarship 

G ERTRUDE Elaine Verstegen of 
Sioux City, Iowa, of the class of 
1947, has been awarded the Gertrude 
E. Moulton scholarship for next year. 
This scholarship was established by 
friends of Dr. Moulton last year, at the 
rime of her retirement as head of the 
physical education work for women in 
Oberlin College. It provides for an 
annual scholarship for a physical edu- 
cation major who "gives promise of de- 
veloping the ideals, abilities, character, 
influence and leadership of Dr. Moul- 
ton.” 

Miss Verstegen was elected presi- 
dent of the Women’s Self Government 
League for next year. She has been 
president of the Women's Glee Club, 
president of Talcott, head of year- 
around sports for Women's Athletic 
Association, played on the all-star vol- 
leyball team, and took part in the an- 
nual swimming show. 


Dorm Window Will Memoralize 
AAF Crash Victim 

"Chuck Tarr’s Window was an- 
nounced by President Wilkins both at 
the laying of the corner-stone of the 
new residence for men and at the 
Alumni Luncheon. Charles Howard 
Tarr had graduated in 1941. He was 
a lieutenant in the Army Air Force, 
and was killed in a plane crash on Feb- 
ruary 3, 1944. 

One of the Oberlinians in service 
who corresponded with Mr. Wilkins, 
Tarr sent the president a check and 
had expressed the wish that he might 
have some share in the new dormitory 
for men. The president had written 
him that his check would pay for one 
of the windows. There will, therefore, 
be one window, near the entrance, 
which will bear the simple inscription, 
"Chuck Tarr’s Window.” 

Alumni Invited to Write for 
Report on Atomic Energy 

One of the announcements made at 
the Alumni Luncheon by President 
Wilkins was the Report of the Oberlin 
College Student-Faculty Committee on 
Atomic Energy. It is called "The De- 
velopment and Control of Atomic En- 
ergy.” The College will send this re- 
port to all members of the Board of 
Trustees, but anyone who is interested 
may obtain a copy by writing to 
the President’s Office, Administration 
Building, Oberlin College. 

In its Introduction, the report says, 
"This report is in two parts: Part One 
deals with the technological problems 
of the development of atomic energy 
and its by-products for the construc- 
tive use of mankind, and with the tech- 
nological limitations which stand in 
the way of such use; Part Two deals 
with the problem of determining the 
best political policy for the control of 
the potentially destructive uses of 
atomic energy.” 


. . . BULLETIN . . . 

None of Temporary Units Ready 
College Faces Emergency 

Since the story regarding housing 
for veterans was written (page 6), the 
College has become faced with the 
probability that few, if any, of the 
emergency units will be ready in time 
for the opening of the fall term on 
October 1. 

Assured by government officials that 
the six temporary units to house 382 
veterans would be ready, admission 
was granted to veterans to fill all of 
these places. With the 28 working 
days remaining until October 1, it is 
now apparent that few of the housing 
units will be available. 

Although the materials for the large 
202-man unit have been received in 
Oberlin, not one stick has been erected 
as of August 20. The five units from 
Hollyridge, North Carolina, have not 
yet appeared, and no work has been 
done on their foundations. 

College officials have taken the most 
strenuous steps available to break the 
stalemate which exists because no la- 
bor is available. However, the con- 
tractor has not succeeded in getting the 
necessary labor. To date not much has 
been accomplished and work is not 
progressing. 

Consideration has been given to the 
postponing of the opening of the fall 
term, but the College is determined to 
avoid this if possible. In spite of the 
failure to have the housing as prom- 
ised, the College will allow no veteran 
who has been promised admission to 
be disappointed at this late date. The 
problem will be solved temporarily by 
the further crowding of available space 
and possibly by the placting of beds 
in the men’s gymnasium and other sim- 
ilar spaces. 



400-Man Dining Hai.i. to Be Erected for Use This Pali 


■. . . the building , a surplus item from the Plum Brook 
Army Ordnance Depot at Sandusky, Ohio, will be used to 
feed 400 Oberlin veterans , cafeteria style, beginning in 
October. The new dining hall, tvhich will provide the 
longest enclosed floor space on campus, is intended to be 


a semi -permanent structure, although it will be removed 
from use as a dining hall when, more women’s dormi- 
tories, including coeducational dining halls are built. The 
building will be located directly behind Pyle Inn and Barr 
House, facing north toward West Lorain Street. 



8 


THE OBERLIN ALUMNI MAGAZINE 


. . Alumni Club News . . 


Buffalo Alumni Club Elects 
David Eaton, '43, President 

At a recent meeting of the Oberlin 
Alumni Club of Western New York, 
David Eaton, ’43, was elected president 
for the coming year. 

Mrs. Walter H. Sherman (Kathryn 
White, ’24) was elected vice-president, 
Miss Leola Bork, ’44, secretary, and 
Rolland J. Gladieux, ’31, treasurer. 

Ithaca Alumni Elect Officers, 
Discuss Oberlin's Educational 
Philosophy 

A pot-luck supper and informal 
meeting of the Oberlin alumni in 
Ithaca, New York, was held in May 
The following officers were elected for 
the coming year: Edgar M. Curtis, ’39, 
president; Robert R. Meijer, ’39 sec- 
retary; and Miss Marian L. Warren, 
’22, social chairman. 

In writing of the meeting, Mrs. 
Francis Dart (Alice Adams, ’39), sec- 
retary of the club, reported that "There 
was spontaneous and quite lively dis- 
cussion of Oberlin, its general educa- 
tional emphasis and what sphere the 
small college versus the large univer- 
sity may occupy in training for leader- 
ship.” 

Robert Meijer writes that "The dis- 
cussion which quickly gravitated to- 
ward the theme, 'What is Oberlin’s 
educational philosophy?’ evolved out 
of the report that . . .” was given on the 
Alumni Club Council Meetings held 
in Oberlin last fall. 

"Everyone took part and apparently 
was stimulated by the discussion but at 
the same time somewhat concerned 
about the whole problem. Many 
school are re-evaluating their academic 
systems, and a number of them are 
changing. With the new administra- 
tion coming to Oberlin, the group here 
felt that it would be very nice to rake 
a look now and see where we were 
headed. First of all, the group wanted 
information and proposed that the 
next meeting, or perhaps the one after, 
be devoted to this topic, with the 
speaker being a person from Oberlin 
who could tell us these things . . .’’ 
(Note: It is hoped that such a meet- 
ing will take place. Perhaps the Ithaca 
group is not aware of the extensive 
study of Oberlin’s educational philoso- 
phy which has been made by the Post- 
War Planning Committee. It was 
found that many of the changes in re- 
quirements which are being newly 
made in other schools have been effec- 
tive in Oberlin’s system since 1928. 
After the study, Oberlin feels that its 


basic program of liberal arts is right 
and contemplates no immediate revo- 
lutionary changes, although the report 
mentioned above is still under discus- 
sion at faculty meetings, and changes 
are written in it from time to time.) 

Ninety to 100 Oberlinians 
At Meeting in Grinnell 

There were between 90 and 100 
graduates and former students of 
Oberlin in attendance at the biennial 
meeting of the General Council of 
Congregational Christian Churches in 
Grinnell, Iowa, June 18-25. 

Dr. Frederick Fagley, ’10, t’ll, as 
associate secretary of the National 
Council, was chairman of the commit- 
tee on program and arrangements and 
had an important part in the report of 
the Theological Commission. 

Dr. Alfred Walton, ’ll, t’14, as 
chairman of the Board of Home Mis- 
sions, presented the report of that 
board. 

Dr. Norman A. Holmes, t’ll, 
preached on "This World Under God” 
at the Sunday morning service. This 
was the first time in the history of the 
Council in which a Negro was a Coun- 
cil preacher. 

Dr. Victor Obenhaus, ’24, was chair- 
man of the seminar on the rural situa- 
tion and his college classmate, Ray 


Gibbons, as secretary for the Council 
for Social Action, had to do with one 
of the most vital reports presented. 

At a commissioning service con- 
ducted by the American Board, the 
Rev. Robert Meuller, ’44, who is under 
appointment for India, gave one of the 
addresses. 

The First Church in Oberlin was 
represented by Prof. George Jones, 
Prof. Herbert May, and Dean T. W. 
Graham, who represented the Gradu- 
ate School of Theology. 

August 31 Is Deadline for 
Alumni Board Election 

The first election of five members- 
at-large to the Alumni Board will be 
completed on August 31. This election, 
the first to be held under the new 
regulations of the Association, is in ef- 
fect an election by "peers,” whereby 
decade groups elect representatives 
from among their numbers. 

About one-third of the graduate 
body had cast their votes by August 15, 
indicating a lively interest in the elec- 
tions. The balloting in each of the 
five decade groups has been close, the 
ultimate winners still being in doubt. 

The procedure for the election of 
members-at-large to the Alumni Board 
assures equal representation of both 
decade groups and of men and women. 
In the even-numbered years (1946, 
1948, etc.) three women and two men 
will be elected; in odd-numbered years, 
three men and two women will be 
chosen. 



The 1900-05 Generation Wiu. Recognize Familiar Faces 
... in this picture taken in 1 902 the couple we recognize are at th-e top 
center — Sidney F. Bellows, '05, and Mrs. Samuel R. McCarthy (Anna 

Comstock x’05) 



FOR AUGUST 1946 


9 


. . . News of the Faculty 


• • • 


Hif, £Ua G. Pa'unesit&'i, '15 


F OLLOWING a meeting of the 
Executive Committee of the Col- 
leges Board of Trustees held on Aug- 
ust 14, announcement was made of the 
resignations of L. Guy Brown, profes- 
sor of sociology, Allan B. Cole, assistant 
professor of history, and Frederick M. 
Zorbaugh, assistant professor of sod- 
omy- 

Professor Brown goes to a position 
at Rhode Island State College, Profes- 
sor Cole to Pomona College, and Pro- 
fessor Zorbaugh to the University of 
Miami (Florida). 

Several new appointments were 
made. Donald A. Furgusson, acting 
assistant professor of economics, will 
be a substitute for Professor Arthur 
Nilsson during the latter’s sabbatical 
leave. Professor Furgusson is a Canad- 
ian who has his bachelor of arts degree 
from Dalhousie University, and the de- 
gree of master of business administra- 
tion from the University of Chicago. 
He has served in the Department of 
Finance of the Canadian government, 
and for the last year and a half has 
taught in the School of Business Ad- 
ministration at the University of Chi- 
cago. 

Fenner Douglass, instructor in or- 
gan, was graduated from here in 1942, 
receiving the degree of bachelor of 
music. He has since served in the 
Coast Guard. 

Miss Katherine Eide, instructor in 
theory, has the degrees of bachelor of 
music and master of music from the 
Conservatory, and since her graduation 
has taught cello and theory in four col- 
leges. 

Grigg Fountain, to be instructor in 
organ, is a graduate of Furman Uni- 
versity, and has a graduate degree from 
the Yale University School of Music. 
He taught at Bucknell for a year, and 
is now director of music and organist 
at the First Baptist Church, Spartan- 
burg, South Carolina. 

Elfrieda Overmann, to be instructor 
in physical education, is a graduate of 
Battle Creek College, and has done 
graduate work at the University of 
Michigan. For the year 1943-44 she 
served with the Red Cross in Australia. 

Natalie Saltsman, new instructor in 
romance languages, is a graduate of 
Bryn Mawr College and will receive 
her master of arts degree this summer 
from Columbia. 

Elsie Sikkerbol, to be instructor in 
pianoforte, has studied at the Univer- 
sity of Minnesota and at Columbia and 


has done work in concert and radio 
performances. 

Esten Vickroy, new instructor in 
physical education, a graduate of Ohio 
State University, and a veteran of the 
Pacific war, will assist with the coach- 
ing in football and in swimming. 

Warren F. Walker 

Warren F. Walker, instructor in zo- 
ology, has undergraduate and graduate 
degrees from Harvard and is now an 
instructor in rhe Medical School of 
Boston University. 

Willard F. Warch, instructor in 
theory and cello, formerly taught in 
the Conservatory from 1940 to 1942. 

Scott Receives Research Grant 
From Navy's Medical Sciences 
Section 

George T. Scott, instructor in the 
Zoology Department, will use a grant 
of $2800 to the College by the Medi- 
cal Sciences Section of the Navy Of- 
fice of Research and Inventions to carry 
out investigations on the "Mineral Ele- 
ment Binding Properties of Inra, Cel- 
lular and Blood Constituents.” 

Mr. Scott, who joined the college 
faculty in February, 1943, is doing re- 
search work at Woods Hole, Massachu- 
setts, this summer. In the summers of 
1941, 1942 and 1943, his research was 
under the sponsorship of the Navy. 

Mrs. Skjerne Receives Medal 
From King Christian X of 
Denmark 

King Christian X of Denmark has 
bestowed the King Christian den 
Tiendes Frihedsmedaille ( King Chris- 
tior. X’s Medal of Liberation) on Mrs. 
Axel Skjerne, wife of Professor Skjerne 
of the Conservatory. Announcement 
of the award, which was made on May 
3, the anniversary of the liberation of 
Denmark, in appreciation of her con- 
tribution to Denmark’s cause during 
the years of Nazi occupation, came 
from Povl Bang-Jensen, charge d’af- 
faires at the Danish Legation in Wash- 
ington. 

With the decoration came a cer- 
tificate on which the King of Denmark 
names Mrs. Skjerne and gives her the 
honour and the right to wear the dec- 
oration. It was signed by Prince Har- 
ald of Denmark, the king’s brother 
who is the secretary of the Royal 
Knightorders Chapter. 

Mrs. Skjerne, who is very well 
known in and around Oberlin and 
Cleveland as a delightful and versatile 
singer and speaker, comes of an old 



Thomas Samuel Kepler 

. . . succeeds Clarence Tucker 
Craig on seminary faculty 

CUCCESSOR to Dr. C. T. Craig as 
^ professor of New Testament lan- 
guage and literature on the faculty of 
the Oberlin Graduate School of The- 
ology is Dr. Thomas Samuel Kepler 
who comes to Oberlin from Lawrence 
College in Wisconsin. A graduate of 
Cornell University and the Boston Uni- 
versity School of Theology, he also has 
studied in England and Germany. He 
is an ordained minister of the Metho- 
dist Church. 

Prof, and Mrs. Kepler and their son 
and daughter will arrive in Oberlin 
about August 20 and have rented the 
Metcalf house at 1 67 N. Professor St. 
Their son will be a senior in Oberlin 
High School. He has been prominent 
as an athlete at Appleton high. Their 
daughter is also of high school age. 

family of Danish nobility whose ances- 
tral estate is the Castle of Margaard on 
Fyn Island. She worked unceasingly 
during the years of the war with thf 
many organizations raising money and 
sending food and clothing not only to 
Denmark but to all of our allies in 
Europe, and personally collected and 
sent 3,211 pieces of clothing to her 
native land. 

Grand Rapids Alumni 
Hold Picnic Supper 

The Oberlin Alumni Club of Grand 
Rapids, Michigan had a potluck supper 
on July 27, at "G.O.P.,” the summer 
cottage of Dorothy S. Blake, ’ll, at Port 
Sheldon Beach, Michigan. Those pres- 
ent for the strictly social get-together 
were: Mr., x’17, and Mrs. Carter Chris- 
tiancy (Florence Bennett, T8) and 
daughter, Martha, Mr. and Mrs. Albert 
Curtis, ( Ruth Schultz, ’ll). Miss Marie 
Estabrook, x’18, Mrs. Cornelius Herz 
( Helen Luethi, ’21 ), Mr. and Mrs. Carl 
N. Mapes ( Barbara Blake, x’17), Mrs. 
M. A. Petrilli (Mary Helman, x’19), 
Miss Alma Schultz, ’09, Mr., T6, and 
Mrs. Fred Slack and Mr. and Mrs. 
Claude Winter (Ellis Berridge, x’05). 


10 


THE OBERLIN ALUMNI MAGAZINE 


"TEN THOUSAND STRONG” 


CcLiiecL btf. 'Tbo-'iatluf. M. Srrutlt, '29 


1884 

Mrs. Mary Church Terrell received the hon- 
orary degree of doctor of letters at commence- 
ment exercises at Wilberforce University in 
June. Her picture and an account of her work 
appeared on page 10 of the February, 1946, 
Alumni Magazine. 

1894 

Mrs. Elizabeth Dudley Hyde is just recover- 
ing from a long illness due to a broken leg. She 
is living at 1986 Summit St., Columbus, Ohio. 

1900 

Milliman W. Sweet writes that he has not 
been well during the last three years, although 
he has “kept going” most of the time. How- 
ever, he is now gradually recovering something 
of his former health. 

1901 

The Cincinnati. Ohio, Enquirer for June 2 
featured an interview with Dr. Clarence Cam- 
eron White, x, Negro composer, conductor, and 
violinist, who was in Cincinnati for the June 
Music Festival concert. Following composition 
study with the British composer, Coleridge- 
Taylor, Dr. White returned to America and 
opened a violin studio in Boston. In 1938 he 
won the Harmon Foundation prize and used it 
in collecting Haitian folk melodies. The Julius 
Rosen wa Id Foundation then awarded him a two- 
year fellowship in Paris to enable him to com- 
plete his opera on Haitian life, titled “Ouanga.” 
Among his other compositions are his Negro 
Rhapsody, a string quartet, an edition of Negro 
spirituals, Levee Dance, Katamba, Suite for 
Orchestra. 

1903 

After completing 32 years of service, Roy W. 
Foley, head of the sociology department at Col- 
gate University, Hamilton, New York, will re- 
tire September 1 as associate professor of so- 
ciology emeritus. 

Mr. Foley secured the B.D. degree from Ober- 
lin in 1906, and spent five years in church work 
with the Congregational denomination. After 
graduate work in sociology at the University 
of Chicago, he joined the faculty at Colgate in 
1914. 

Mr. Foley has been president of the Associa- 
tion of Board Members in the institutions of the 
New York State Department of Mental Hygiene 
and a member of the Commission of Social Edu- 
cation and Social Legislation of the New York 
State Conference of Churches. He has also been 
general manager of the Colgate chapter of Alpha 
Tau Omega fraternity for nearly 15 years. Dur- 
ing World War I he was on leave from Colgate 
and served as executive director of war activities 
with a staff of 60 persons in Army and Navy 
camps in the Baltimore area. 

1904 

Miss Eunice A. Miller of Boston has recently 
retired from State Service in Massachusetts after 
35 years. One of her associates writes that “she 
has done a most outstanding job in the field of 
social work.” 

1906 

Edwin E. Miller, attorney of Cleveland, Ohio, 
received the LL.D. degree from the John Mar- 
shall School of Law at its 30th Commencement 
ceremonies on June 6. He was presented as a 
lawyer who had engaged in the active practice 
of law for 37 years and who had won for him- 
selt a position of honor and trust in the legal 
profession ; as an educator and teacher of the 
law who for more than 25 years had not only 
taught legal principles to hundreds of young 
lawyers but who had also impressed them with 
his loyalty and devotion to the law ; as a friend 


and advisor to many of the younger men in the 
profession ; also as one of the best teachers in 
Evidence and Wills in the United States; a 
citizen of the community who had helped to 
solve the many personal problems of neighbors, 
friends and clients ; and a friend to mankind who 
had distinguished himself by the energy and en- 
thusiasm with which he fulfilled his legal and 
fiduciary obligations. 

1910 

Dr. Arnaud C. Marts, president of Marts and 
Lundy, is one of eight consultants in the seminar 
on Public Relations for Higher Education, held 
at Syracuse University in August. His special 
topic is “Public Relations in Fund Raising.” 

Mr. and Mrs. Leonard J. Christian, mission- 
aries pnder the American Board of Foreign Mis- 
sions, sailed on June 13 to resume their work in 
Foochow, China. During their nearly 30 years 
of service in China, their work has been quite 
varied. Mr. Christian has done “evangelistic” 
or general religious work, some educational and 
much relief work. While supervising Christian 
schools was one of Mrs. Christian’s important 
jobs, for two years prior to returning to America 
in 1940, she was treasurer of both the Foochow 
and Shaowu Missions. During their stay in the 
States, Mrs. Christian studied at the Oberlin 
School of Theology, receiving the D.B. degree 
in 1942. Both Mr. and Mrs. Christian have 
talked to many church groups and have spent a 
great deal of time as leaders of Congregational 
Christian Youth Summer Camps. 


C jNE of eight newspapermen cited 
by Delta Sigma Chi, journalism’s 
honorary fraternity, for distinguished 
service to journalism in 1945 was 
Frank B. Thayer, T2. Winners were 
chosen in seven classifications by a dis- 
tinguished group of judges, the awards 
being the sixth of the series started in 
1940 by the late Ralph Peters, editor of 
the magazine, The Quill. 

Mr. Thayer, who is a journalism pro- 
fessor at the University of Wisconsin 
and vice-president of Delta Sigma Chi, 
was chosen for his research in the law 
of the press. The judges’ decision was 
based on his two books on the subject, 
Legal Control of the Press, published 
late in 1944, and his Instruction Man- 
ual on press law published last year. 

As an article announcing the awards 
in The Quill for May- June 1946 states, 
Mr. Thayer is ’’newspaperman, teacher 
and lawyer, three fields that became 
one in his interest in the law of the 
press, a specialty that won him the 
1945 award for research.” 

Mr. Thayer’s first newspaper work 
was on his hometown paper, the Con- 
neaut, Ohio, News-Herald. He then 
reported and read copy on the Spring- 
field, Massachusetts, Republican and 
the Detroit Neivs, and in 1928 he com- 
bined two Creston, Iowa, newspapers 
and became president of the merged 


1911 

I he Westfield, New Jersey, Newcomers' Club 
named Mrs. W. Spencer Bowen (Esther Rob- 
son) the “No. 1 Good Neighbor” this spring 
rmni choice of Mrs. Bowen was based not only 
OT 1 her many personal kindnesses to Newcomers, 
but also on her contributions to local, national’ 
and world betterment. She was the first presi- 
dent of the Westfield YWCA and has also 
served on the Board of Education, the Board of 
Health, the Inter-Racial Committee, the War 
Chest, the College Club, and Westfield Com- 
munity Center. 

1912 

Rev. Robert G. Armstrong, for 14 years su- 
perintendent of the New Hampshire Congrcga- 
tional-C-hristian Conference, has accepted a call 
to the Congregational Church of Lebanon, Con- 
necticut, and began his new duties June 30th. 
Dr. Armstrong describes his new church as a 
country church, declaring that he has accepted 
the call to “validate” all that he has said and 
written on the importance of country churches. 
The meeting house in Lebanon was designed by 
John Trumbull, and is to he rebuilt during Dr. 
Armstrong’s pastorate there; when completed, 
it will he one of the finest examples of ecclesi- 
astical architecture of the Revolutionary period 
to be found in America. 

1913 

Mrs. Earle W. Derr (Margaret Sweet) of 
Rockford, Illinois, is spending part of the sum- 
mer at the Oberlin Beach near Huron, Ohio, 
with her daughter Marjorie (Mrs. George H. 
Williams), ’39. and her two children. 

Miss Helen B. Rockwell, x, is chairman of the 
Cleveland women’s committee for the 57th an- 
nual convention of the National Association of 
Life Underwriters to be held in Cleveland in 



Frank B. Thayer, ’12 
. . . cited for distinguished service 
to journalism in 1945 


paper, the Daily News Advertiser. He 
received his M.A. degree at the Univer- 
sity of Wisconsin and his J.D. at 
Loyola University. He taught at the 
Universities of Kansas and Iowa, 
Washington State and Northwestern 
University before going to Wisconsin 
to become a professor of journalism 
and lecnirer on press law. 



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September. Tt is expected that more than 300 
women will be present for the convention, and 
plans are being made for special meetings. 

Jerome Davis stayed overnight with Mr. ( 10) 
and Mrs. Edward S. Jones (Frances Jeffery) 
in their Buffalo. New York, home, en route from 
attending the Oberlin Commencement and meet- 
ing of the Board of Trustees to a speaking en- 
gagement in Toronto. 

The Cambridge. Massachusetts, Centennial 
Exhibition of the work of Cambridge Artists, 
held at Harvard University in June, included 
sculpture by Mrs. Harold N. Fowler (Mary 
Blackford). Her figure "Martha” (duck) won 
second prize for sculpture. 

1914 

John W. Herring is director of the annual 
institute of Community Leadership held in July 
at Syracuse, New York. Among the consul- 
tants taking part in the discussions was Dr. 
Robert E. Cushman, ’ll, professor of Political 
Science at Cornell University. An interesting 
feature of the institute was a simulated press in- 
terview. illustrating the close relationship be- 
tween newspapers and the community. 

The July issue of Coronet magazine contained 
an article by Carol Hughes entitled "Cleveland’s 
Cradle of Talent.” which described the work at 
Karamu House, "one of America’s most unique 
community centers.” Russell and Rowena 
(Woodham) Jelliffe are directors of ICaramu 
House. 

1916 

Mrs. Reuel F. Markham (Evangeline Mc- 
Naughton) reports that Mr. Markham (t’16- 
’17) has just joined the staff of St. Lawrence 
University as academic dean. 

Rev. Lyman V. Cady has been appointed head 
of the department of religion at Fiske Univer- 
sity, Nashville, Tennessee. He writes: "I am 
very happy over the prospect of participating in 
an enterprise which I am convinced is of prime 
importance in our American life and the cause 
of the Kingdom. It is going to take everything 
I can give to it and resources beyond myself. 
Other members of the department next year will 
include Prof. Thomas M. Brumfield, t’12. We 
have a great opportunity before us.” 

1917 

The botany department of the College has ex- 
pressed its appreciation of the gift of a large box 
of kodochrome slides of vegetation and plant 
portraits by Ross Marvin. 

1918 

Dr. Donald Forward recently resumed his 
general practice of medicine in Ashtabula, Ohio, 
after an absence of S'/ 2 years. He was the first 
Ashtabula doctor to enter the army in World 
War II. beginning service October 20. 1940, 
and being attached to the famed Ohio 37th Di- 
vision throughout his tour of duty. When he 
was discharged, he held the rank of lieutenant 
colonel. 

Dr. Forward served in the Pacific theater of 
operations, for 42 months, participating in cam- 
paigns from Fiji through Guadalcanal, New 
Georgia, Bougainville, and the Philippines. On 
his Asiatic Pacific ribbon are three battle stars 
and a bronze arrowhead. He also has the Pur- 
ple Heart for a wound received in the Battle of 
Manila and a bronze star with two oak leaf 
clusters. 

Rev. Norman A. Holmes, t, director of re- 
ligious life at Dillard University, New Orleans, 
is the first Negro to deliver the council sermon 
at the biennial meeting of the General Council 
of Congregational Christian Churches. The 
General Council met in June at Grinnell, Iowa. 
Rev. Mr. Holmes told the delegates that one 
world "free from ignorance, want, intolerance 
and religious bigotry” must be the goal of the 
church. 

1919 

Sarah M. Riley, x, is now living in Twins- 
burg. Ohio. She came home June 1 from 14 
months in a WAG Hospital Company, stationed 
at Brooke General Hospital, Fort Sam Houston. 

Mrs. Isabella Thornton Niven Wilder of 
Hamden, Connecticut, mother of Thornton 


T SSUES OF Newsweek Magazine from 
I May 20 through August 2 carried 
columns on business trends, in the 
"Business Tides” section, written by 
John W. Love, '14. Business analyst 
for the Cleveland Press and other 
Scripps-Howard papers, he has fol- 
lowed industrial developments exten- 
sively in the eastern part of the country 
and to some degree in the west. Mr. 
Love’s articles were for the most part 
concerned with the numerous obstacles 
to production this summer, including 
strikes and shortages of materials. He 
also gave some attention to inflation 
and housing problems. 

Mr. Love has been in newspaper 
work in Cleveland for thirty years, with 
the Plain Dealer and the Press. Dur- 
ing most of that time he has written 
an economics and business column, 
first under the title of "The Byproduct” 
in the Plain Dealer. He was away 
from the Plain Dealer for a year, with 
the Cleveland Foundation as editor of 
a survey of criminal justice, and during 
this time he represented the Philadel- 
phia Public Ledger in the Cleveland 
territory. 

"Today’s Business,” Mr. Love’s pres- 
ent Press column, goes out on the state 
wire of the Scripps-Howard news- 
papers and appears in several other 
papers, most frequently in the Youngs- 
town Vindicator and the Columbus 
Citizen. He also writes for the Scripps- 
Howard Newspaper Alliance in Wash- 
ington, which serves the nineteen 
Scripps-Howard papers. Mr. Love has 
written in the past for Newsweek, 
Business Week, the London Economist 
and Today magazines. 

He is on the industrial development 
committee of the Ohio Chamber of 
Commerce, a member of the Cleveland 


Wilder, x, and of Amos Niven Wilder, x’17, 
died at the family summer home in Nantucket, 
Massachusetts on June 29. She had lived in 
the New Haven, Connecticut, area since 1915. 

1921 

Mrs. Kathryn Naumann Ellis is now in Nan- 
king, China, serving with UNRRA. Her mail- 
ing address is in care of Apt. 8, 517 Cameron 
Street, Alexandria, Virginia. 

1922 

Mrs. Robert N. Montgomery (Ruth P. Kelly) 
gave the opening address and presided over the 
sessions of the Women’s General Missionary 
Society convention of the United Presbyterian 
( hurch held in Tarkio. Missouri, in June. Mrs, 
Montgomery has served as president of the or- 
ganization for the past two years; this office is 
the highest honor of its kind that can be held in 
the church by United Presbyterian women. The 
theme of Mrs. Montgomery’s opening address 
to the convention was "The Light of the 
World. Her husband, Dr. Montgomery, is 
president of Muskingum College at New Con- 
cord, Ohio. 

1924 

Mrs. Charles F. Baker (Phyllis Shatts), x, 
wriles that site is active in Girl Scout work in 
Danville, Illinois, being president of the Leaders 
Club for the city and Director oi Senior Scout- 



John W. Love, 14 
. . . selected by Newsweek Maga- 
zine to write a series of twelve 
columns on industrial trends 

Chamber of Commerce, the American 
Statistical Association, and a former 
director of the Cleveland Council on 
World Affairs. Mr. Love remarks that 
his interests outside his work are not 
very far outside. He collects prints 
and old books, but the prints are in- 
dustrial and the books are on industry 
or economics. 

Mr. Love has two sons; Robert, who 
finished his freshman year in Oberlin 
last spring and is now in the Signal 
Corps at Fort Knox, Kentucky, and 
Duncan. The boys have ten Oberlin- 
ians among their relatives, including 
their mother, Margaret McRoberts 
Love, 15, and their grandmother, Mrs. 
T. R. McRoberts (Jennie Latham, ’86) 


ing in the high school. Her son is now 13, 
going into high school next year, and has al- 
ready distinguished himself in swimming — win- 
ning first place in all the city grade schools in 
backstroke and second for breaststroke. Mr. 
Baker is a salesman. They live at 5 Wisconsin 
Street, Danville, Illinois. 

1925 

Captain Eleanor Hamilton has been trans- 
ferred from Fort Knox, Kentucky, to Letterman 
General Hospital in San Francisco. 

The cover of the August issue of the Cleve- 
land Bar Association Journal carries the picture 
of Erwin N. Griswold, recently appointed dean 
of Harvard Law School. 

1926 

Dr. Charles W. Jones, associate professor of 
English at Cornell University, is director of the 
Cornell Summer Session this year. 

1927 

Mrs. Charlotte Bowman Mead was married 
on September 22. 1945 to Beelis O. Burkitt of 
St. Louis. They are living at 321 South Elm 
Avenue. Webster Groves, Missouri. 

William L. Payne was awarded the Ph.D. de- 
gree in June by Columbia University. His dis- 
sertation was on an analysis of Daniel Defoe's 
periodical, the Review. 



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John Pivaroff, x, lias recently been promoted 
to engineer in the Western Ocean Division, 
under the War Department, and left San Fran- 
cisco in July to take up his new duties in Hono- 
lulu. 

Sister Mary Elizabeth (Elizabeth Ammann. 
x) writes from the Convent of the Transfigura- 
tion, Ponce, Puerto Rico: “In 1928 I entered 
the convent and have since traveled and worked 
in New York, on Long Island. Chicago. Cleve- 
land, and Glendale, near Cincinnati, where T 
was in charge of the girls’ school. T am now 
director of occupational therapy at St. Luke’s 
Memorial Hospital in Ponce.” 

1928 

Dr. Frederick B. Dutton has been named dean 
nf men at Baldwin-Wallace College. Berea, Ohio 
He came to the college in 19.11 as associate pro- 
fessor of chemistry. 

J. Periam Danton has been appointed dean of 
the School of Librarianship of the University of 
California at Berkeley. Dr. Danton taught 
librarianship at Columbia University during the 
spring semester after service in the Navy dur- 
ing the war. Before the war he had been li- 
barian at Temple University in Philadelphia. 

Louis S. Peirce has resigned his position as 
vice-president of the William Whitman Com- 
pany (formerly the National Refining Company) 
of Cleveland, effective July 1. to resume the 
practice of law. He has become a partner in 
the firm of Henderson. Quail. Schneider and 
Peirce with offices at 1525 Guardian Building. 
Cleveland. The firm is old and well-known in 
Cleveland. Judge Daniel Morgan. ’97, and 
George B. Siddall. ’91, were formerly members. 
Merle Hoddinott, '59, is an associate in the of- 
fice. 

Mr. and Mrs. Peirce and their three children 
spent the month of July at West Hyannisport. 
Cape Cod. Mr. Peirce began his new work on 
August 1. 

Mrs. Thomas Gurney (Alice Kerschner) was 
re-elected in May for another three-year term to 
the Grammar School Board of Education in 
Merrick. L. I.. New York. In addition, for 
the past year she has been one of the two mem- 
bers from her Board representing the district on 
the Central High School Board. 

1929 

K. E. Long, husband of Barbara Neikirk, was 
one of the observers of the second atom bomb 
test on Bikini on July 25. He represented the 
Harshaw Chemical Company of Cleveland, of 
which he is assistant to the president. The 
Longs have three children, and are living in 
South Euclid, Ohio. 

Walter Delaplane has been enjoying his work 
in Paraguay — teaching at the University with 
a seminar twice a week on economic problems 
for which he lectures in Spanish. In July he 
goes to Buenos Aires to give a series of six lec- 
tures at the Colegio Libre. He expects to re- 
turn to the States in August. Mrs. Delaplane 
(Florence Hine, ’28) and the children returned 
in March. Walt has resigned his position at 
Duke University to accept the headship of the 
economics department at St. Lawrence Univer- 
sity. Canton, New York, beginning in the fall. 

1930 

The marriage of John S. Wharton and Mar- 
jorie Lucille Whiteside took place on June 19 at 
Carbondale, Illinois. Mr. Wharton is teaching 
violin at the Southern Illinois State University 
at Carbondale. 

1932 

Rev. Russell Loesch is now minister of the 
Melrose Highlands, Massachusetts. Congrega- 
tional Church. Pie was discharged from the 
Chaplains’ Corps of the Army on February 12 
with the rank of captain. Mr. Loesch gave the 
Commencement address at the Boston School 
of Occupational Therapy on June 29. His ad- 
dress is Melrose Plighlands Congregational 
Church, Melrose 76, Massachusetts. 

After her discharge from the WAVES. Elea- 
nor Brandt secured a position with the Veterans 
Administration and is now in Dallas. Texas. 
Her address is Santa Fe Building. 1114 Com- 
merce St. 


Ithaca College, Ithaca. New York, has an- 
nounced the appointment of Lt. (j.g.) Byron M. 
Phillips. US NR. as assistant professor in the 
School of Health and Physical Education. Lt. 
Phillips is now on terminal leave, his most re- 
cent assignment being as welfare and recreation 
officer at Sampson. Prior to the war he taught 
physical education in several high schools in 
New York state, was assistant physical direc- 
tor of the Jamestown, New York. YMCA, and 
track coach and physical education instructor at 
Muskingum College. 

Edna McLaren has shifted from health educa- 
tion to physical therapy and has recently started 



H. Hugh Willis. '25 
. . . formerly vice-president of the 
Sperry Gyroscope Company, he 
joined Eversharp, Inc. as director 
of research, engineering and prod- 
uct development in May and has 
recently been elected a vice-presi- 
dent of the company. According 
to a notice in the New York 
Times on July 12, his appoint- 
ment is a move to broaden the 
base of Eversharp’ s product lines 
and to assure continued scientific 
and research leadership in preci- 
sion manufacture. Mr. Willis, 
ivho received his Ph.D. in Phys- 
ics at Columbia in 1931, has, ac- 
cording to the president of Ever- 
sharp, the " rare combination of 
being a respected research leader 
and a manufacturing and sales 
executive." During his fourteen 
years luith the Sperry Gyroscope 
Company, Mr. Willis was credited 
with initiating many aggressive 
programs, among them the devel- 
opment of secret microwave 
equipment and apparatus for the 
control of naval gunfire. He 
headed Sperry’s research labora- 
tories at Garden City L. 1.. where 
the company helped develop 
radar, radio navigation and fire 
control equipment, aircraft auto- 
matic and many other mecha- 
nisms credited ivith being vital in 
ivinning the past war 


work at the C 
Her address is 
ington 6. 1). C. 


eorgetown University Hospital 
1771 Church St., N.W., Wash- 


1933 


Edward H. Tenney. Jr., has opened a 
law office at Room 1725, Arcade Building 
Ohve Street. .St. Louis 1. Missouri. 


new 

812 


Florence Materse is one of the area field 
workers under the Welfare Federation of Cleve- 
land, doing a community organization piece of 
work. “It is fascinating and one of the most 
interesting jobs I ve been on in social work It 
means working with all groups in the commu- 
mty, facilitating coordination and cooperation 
between groups." Her address is 1265 West 108 
Street. Cleveland, Ohio. 


Mr. and Mrs. Donald O. Hoffman (Gertrude 
Cheney) of ( olumbus, Ohio, announce the ar- 
rival of a daughter, Jeanne Frances, on Anril 
20 . 


Kenneth Storandt is out of service and is 
working for the Community Chest of St. Paul. 
Minnesota. He reports that Glenn Lewis is also 
in St. Paul and that they’ve already had some 
reunions. 

One of the reunioners in June was Captain 
John Gillespie, who was just completing his ter- 
minal leave after 2*/$ years in the ETO. Jack is 
planning to get his Ph.D., probably at Colum- 
bia. 


Paul and Dorothy (Osborn) Horst and their 
three children, Kathy, Tommy, and Molly were 
at Oberlin Beach, near Vermilion, Ohio, for 
the last two weeks in June. 


1934 

Dr. and Mrs. Paul T. McAlpine (Kathleen 
Lewis) and their daughter Jean have returned 
to their home in Summit. New Jersey, after 
spending four years at Keesler Field. Missis- 
sippi, where Dr. McAlpine served in the Army. 

George N. Sliver is with the Morris County 
Savings Bank in Morristown. New Jersey. 

Professor and Mrs. Harvey A. Wooster have 
announced the marriage of their daughter Enola 
Elizabeth to Frederic Lvndell Schuder of Ber- 
keley, California on August 17 in the First Con- 
gregational Church of Oakland, California. Wil- 
fred Ward, ’37. a close friend of the groom was 
best man. Mrs. Schuder graduated from the 
Columbia School of Library Service and for the 
past year has been employed in the catalogue 
department of the University of California li- 
brary at Berkeley. Mr. Schuder attended the 
University of California and is now engaged in 
business. They will be at home after September 
15 at 2205 East Shore Boulevard. Richmond, 
California. 

James S. Crafts had a lithograph placed in 
the First Annual Print Competition Exhibit at 
the Associated American Artists Gallery, 711 
Fifth Avenue, New York City this spring. This 
summer he is in charge of the administrative 
work for the Summer School for Veterans of 
the Newark (N. J.) Public School of Fine and 
Industrial Art and is also teaching part-time. 

Mr. and Mrs. David H. Edwards (Rhoda 
Hastings, ’36) are moving in September to 
Manlius, New York, where Mr. Edwards will 
be teaching at the Manlius School. Until re- 
cently he has been assistant to the sales man- 
ager at the Treinco Manufacturing Company in 
Cleveland. Ohio. 

Chester L. Dalzell. x. lias recently opened his 
own office as consulting engineer. His address 
is Bendler & Dalzell, Room 684, 233 Broadway 
New York, New York. 

On August 1 . Dana Whitmer began his duties 
as principal of the Senior High School in Steu- 
benville, Ohio. Tie succeeded Forest J. Mick, 
who retired after 33 years of service in the 
Steubenville schools. 


1935 

Mr. and Mrs. W. F. McCutcheon (Carlotta 
Hoffman) have moved from Broadacre, Ohm 
to 151 Ridge Avenue. Ben Avon. Pennsylvania. 
Mr. McCutcheon has been appointed assistant 
to a vice-president of Koppers Company in Pitts- 
burgh. He will begin his new work on Septem- 
ber 1. 

Charles H. Finney has accepted a position 
teaching organ and theory at Houghton College 



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in Houghton, New York. For the past five 
years he has been head of the music department 
at Friends University, Wichita, Kansas. 

Rev. and Mrs. Lowell W. Milliken (Elizabeth 
Dye) have a son, Walter Lowell. II, born in 
Portland, Maine on March 12. They are living 
in Woolwich, Maine, where Mr. Milliken is 
pastor of the Community Churches. 

Western Reserve University has announced 
the appointment of Dr. Ruth Mulhauser as as- 
sistant professor of romance languages. Dr. 
Mulhauser received her M.A. degree at Western 
Reserve University and Radcliffe College and 
the Ph.D. from Radcliffe. Her teaching ex- 
perience has included a year as assistant at the 
Ecole Normale de Limoges. France, instructor 
in French at the College of Wooster, instructor 
in Spanish and French at Hiram College, and 
four years as assistant professor of French and 
Spanish at Hollin College in Virginia. 

1936 

Gordon Farndell has accepted a position as 
associate professor of organ and theory at Cen- 
tral College, Pella. Iowa, and begins his work 
there in September. He will also conduct the 
A Cappella Choir and the Oratorio Chorus. 
Since his discharge from service last February, 
he has been studying at the University of Michi- 
gan. 

Dr. Richard W. Baetz has recently become as- 
sociated with Dr. Clyde L. Randall in the prac- 
tice of obstetrics and gynecology. Their offices 
are at 925 Delaware Avenue in Buffalo, New 
York. 

Peter K. Christoff is now working on his 
Ph.D. dissertation at Yale University and ex- 
pects to be in New Haven, Connecticut, for 
several months. He is living at the Y.M.C.A. 
there. 

1937 

Mrs. Ulrich Leppman (Ruth Armstrong) 
writes that they have recently moved from Chi- 
cago to New Jersey, where her husband is in 
charge of the engineering for the new baby 
soup department for the Campbell Soup Com- 
pany. For the time being she and Betty Jane, 
2y 2 , are staying with her family at 39 Montclair 
Avenue, Nutley 10. New Jersey, while they look 
for a place to live near Camden. 

Dr. Florence R. Sabin, h, of the Rockefeller 
Institute for Medical Research, was one of the 
five members of the committee of selection for 
the Guggenheim Fund fellowship awards made 
in the spring. One hundred and thirty-two fel- 
lowship awards were made in the fields of sci- 
ence and the arts. 

Mr. and Mrs. John Mulock (Helen Keiser) 
have a second son. born in Oberlin on July S. 
Their older son. David, is now two years old. 

Joseph Wincenc has been studying this sum- 
mer at the University of Buffalo and expects to 
complete his work for the M.A. degree this fall. 
On August 6 he appeared as guest conductor of 
the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra at a “Pop 
Concert.” In September he will return to his 
former position as director of music at Amherst 
Central High School. Snyder, New York. 

Dr. and Mrs. Francis C. Tucker have a son, 
Robert Francis (“Bobby”), born on July 7* 
Their daughter Betty Jane is now three years 
old. 

Mr. and Mrs. William Blum (Elaine Wil- 
liams) have a daughter born last March. They 
are now living in Cambridge. Massachusetts. 

John Marks Graham was born on April 24 to 
Mr and Mrs. Gordon S. Graham (Anne Marks) 
of 835 Bradford Avenue, Westfield, New Jersey. 
He has two older sisters, Betsy and Jean. 

1938 

Margaret Loye is now working for the Asso- 
ciated Hospital Service of Philadelphia in the 
Department of Admissions. 

Charles M. Cook was discharged from the 
Aavy in January. For several months he was 
assistant director of the Industrial Planning Ser- 
vice of the Aircraft Industries Association, hut 
resigned recently to take the position of chief of 
the Aviation Branch of the Office of Interna- 
tional Trade. Department of Commerce. He and 
Mrs. Cook (Margery Crook) and their son 


Charles are living at 5441 19th Street, North, 
Arlington. Virginia. 

The marriage of Philip O. Bennett to Joyce 
Wimpenny took place on June 29 at the Little 
Church Around the Corner, New \ ork City. 

Douglas W. Morrill moved to California in 
June and is living at 6410 Repton St.. Los An- 
geles 42, California. He is working for the Citi- 
zens National Bank. 

1939 

Mrs. John Brush (Miriam Kelly), m, received 
her Ph.D.. degree in nutrition from Iowa State 
College at Ames. Iowa, in July. At the present 
lime the Brushes are living at the University 
Tenting Colony at Madison, Wisconsin. "It's 
a Colony established since 1912, where people 
attending the summer school at the University 
can, at the same time, have a vacation with their 
families. The colony is on the lake shore, two 
miles from the west edge of the campus, on a 
wooded hillside.” Mr. Brush is studying for his 
M.A. in geography. Their son Jonathan is now 
a year old. 

Margaret Louise Sanderson, daughter of Ross 
Sanderson, was born on July 6 . At the present 
time Ross is working with the Public Charities 
Association of Pennsylvania with headquarters 
in Philadelphia. The PAC tries to formulate and 
promote better practices in the governmental 
welfare functions of the state. For the present 
his wife is living in Reading, Pennsylvania, and 
Ross gets home weekends. 

Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecti- 
cut, has announced the appointment of Thomas 
G. Henney as instructor in English. For sev- 
eral years, Dr. Henney has been a member of 
the University of Rochester faculty. 

The Navy Department has announced that a 
letter of commendation with authorization to 
wear the commendation ribbon has been pre- 
sented to Lt. John D. Wolf, formerly of the 
Chaplains Corps. The commendation reads in 
part: “For outstanding performance of duty as 
chaplain, attached to the USS Frederick Fun- 
ston, during five major assaults against the 
enemy at Salerno, Saipan, Guam. Leyte, and 
Lingayen Gulf, from September 9, 1943, to 
January 10, 1945, and in five turn-about echel- 
ons. Valiant and courageous, Lt. Wolf brought 
the comfort of religion to those about to engage 
in battle, and himself set a splendid example of 
steadfastness and hope. Unmindful of his own 
safety, he followed the troops ashore during in- 
vasions to render assistance wherever it was 
needed. ...” 

Previous to his naval service, Lr. Wolf had 
been assistant pastor of the Ruter Methodist 
Church in Vevay, Indiana, and of the West 
Center Church in Bronxville, New York. He 
was released from active duty last November 
and is now pastor of the Old North Methodist 
Church in Evansville, Indiana. 

Mr. and Mrs. T. Floyd Fletcher (Martha 
Melville) have a second son, born July 4. Their 
address is Route 2, Madison, Wisconsin. 

Barbara Nadine Winters of Williamsport, 
Maryland, and Richard R. Ranney, x, were 
married in Washington, I). C., on June 12. Dick 
was discharged from service as a First Lieuten- 
ant in April. During his Army experience he 
spent two years as an enlisted man. graduated 
from OCS in March, 1945, and was assistant 
director. ( ontrol Division, Percy Jones Hospital 
Center, Michigan, for a year, lie is now em- 
ployed as chief of the Application and Progress 
Branch of the Management Engineering Divi- 
sion in the Office of the Surgeon General, U. S. 
Army. The Ranneys will live at 470 N. Street, 
S.W.. Washington, D. C. 

Jerry Klein reports that he has been out of 
uniform since February. “My last three months 
overseas were spent in England, where, under 
the Army’s I & E program, I became a student 
at Bristol University. Bristol. England. Before 
my transfer to England. I was editing the unit 
newspaper, had a print shop of my own in Vock- 
labruck, Austria, where I was able to produce a 
daily paper, even tho my workers had to set the 
type by hand and knew little or no English. In 
addition I was near enough to Salzburg to en- 
joy the Salzburg Festival concerts. I wrote a 
series of vignettes which Norman Cousins of 
the Saturday Review of Literature bought for 
ns new magazine 'USA'- the series is called 
We Occupy.’ 



James A. Roemer, ’27 
. . . became president of the Niles 
Rolling Mill Company of Niles, 
Ohio, on July 1. He has been with 
the company since 1935 when he 
came to it as secretary and treas- 
urer. In 1937 he was made vice- 
president. After graduating from 
Oberlin. Mr. Roemer worked for 
three years in the metallurgical 
laboratory of the Central Alloy 
Steel Company in Canton. Ohio. 
During the next two years he was 
with the Superior Sheet Steel 
Company in the cost and account- 
ing department . and from 1932 to 
1934 he worked for the Sharon 
Steel Corporation. During 1934 
and up until the Niles Rolling 
Mill Company was organized in 
March, 1935, Mr. Roemer was di- 
rector of personnel at the Youngs- 
town Pressed Steel Company in 
Warren, Ohio. 

The Roemers live at 3050 Cres- 
cent Drive in Warren, Ohio, and 
have two sons, Billy, 13, and 
Quentin, 5. Mrs. Roemer is the 
former Helen James, x’28. 


“Now I’m working as director of national 
publicity for the Lane Bryant chain of stores. 
Although the firm’s specialty in the past has 
been large sizes for women, when the new Hi- 
story store opens on Fifth Avenue. New York 
City, in October, they'll have all sizes and all 
kinds of fashionable things for women. . . 

Captain Newell J. (“Jerry”) Griffith is base 
surgeon with the Army Air Force at Osaka. 
Japan. 




Mr. and Mrs. John W. Templeton (Ruth 
“Sue“ Adams) announce the birth of a daughter 
on July 8 at East Aurora, New York. 

Elizabeth Stouffer, x. has recently changed to 
a new secretarial position and is now near Co- 
lumbia University, living at 503 West I'M 
Street. New York 27. New York. “This neigh- 
borhood seems distined to draw Oberlinians 
Barbara Smith. ’41. Herbert Bird, ' 39 . an d 

Robert Rolf, 41 , are only three of the ones I 
know are nearby.” 


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Mrs. Thomas Melville (Lucy Smith) reports 
that Peter Knickerbocker Melville arrived on 
May 5. The Melvillcs are living: at 1260 E. 115 
Street, Cleveland, Ohio. 

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph W. Dyson announce 
the marriage of their daughter Lucy Elizabeth 
to Mr. Carroll Evans Cobb on July 27 in At- 
lanta. Georgia. Mr. and Mrs. Cobb will make 
their home at 1030 Piedmont Avenue. N.E., in 
Atlanta. 

Katharine Warner, daughter of Mr. (’07) and 
Mrs. Frederic M. Warner (Edna Branson, ’ll) 
of Orrville, Ohio, was married on July 20 in the 
First Presbyterian Church of Orrville to richer 
Hiram Stephenson. Jr. John Schantz. ’47, 
played the organ and the ceremony was per- 
formed by Rev. Dugald Chaffee, ’42. Other 
Obcrlinians in the wedding party included the 
bride’s sister, Carolyn, x’47* maid of honor. 
Mrs. James S. Loughridge (Hazel Snoddy), a 
bridesmaid, and her brother, Kent, ’38, an 
usher. 

During the past year Kay has been teaching 
physical education at the Anna Head School for 
Girls in Berkeley, California. The groom is a 
graduate of Miami University and served 3 / 
years in the Naval Reserve Supply Corps, spend- 
ing 30 months overseas. He is now employed 
at the Owens Corning Fiberglas Company in 
Newark, Ohio, where they will make their home. 

Arthur M. Eastman of Washington, D. C. 
has been appointed instructor in English for 
1946-47 at the University of New Hampshire. 

Elsie Rose Tinker was married on July 8 to 
Mark M. Spurlock. The ceremony took place 
in the chapel of Western Reserve Academy, 
Hudson. Ohio, where she has been teaching 
piano. They will live in Burton. Ohio. 

Mr. and Mrs. George Holby (Esther "Terry'’ 
Hughes) have a daughter Georgeann. born on 
July 16. 

After completing his master of music degree 
at the University of Michigan in June, Loren 
Cady will return in the fall to his former posi- 
tion teaching school music at Bay City, Michi- 
gan. He has a son. Roger Loren, born in New 
Orleans last September. At present the Cadys 
are living at 207 E. Irwin Street. Bad Axe, 
Michigan. 

In June, Bessie Lepper joined the staff of 
Arthur D. Little, Inc., Cambridge, Massachus- 
etts. an industrial research organization. She 
had been in the WAVES for the last two and a 
half years and held the rank of Lieutenant 
(j. g.), having served as a technical assistant in 
the Bureau of Ships in Washington. 

1941 

In June Frank Numbers began work for the 
U. S. Bureau of Reclamation. After a tw'o 
months training period in government person- 
nel work, he reports to his permanent headquar- 
ters in Denver, Colorado. Mrs. Numbers (Jane 
McKelvey, ’42) and their son Jimmie will join 
him in September. 

J. Gordon Bennett has left TWA. for whom 
he was piloting:, to join the Willis Air Service, 
Inc. "Benny” writes that: "The Willis Air 
Service, known as the ‘Commander Line,’ is one 
of the largest contract carriers in the country. 
It is staffed entirely by veterans. All the em- 
ployees are stockholders. All the pilots have a 
minimum of 3000 flying hours and have all the 
necessary CAA instrument certificates.” The 
line at present has a fleet of five DC-3s and two 
< ’-54s. 

Benny is concerned with the operation of the 
four-motored 54s. While the main interest of 
the line is cargo, they are chartering their 
planes for passenger flights for the next few 
months. He reports that he has plans for fly- 
ing students at vacation time. 

Dr. Erwin N. Griswold, ’25, dean of the Har- 
vard Law School, has announced that Joseph R. 
Creighton stood first in his class at the end of 
his first year of work in the Law School. He 
has been awarded the Sears Prize, which is 
awarded to the two highest men in the first and 
second year classes. The Creightons are living 
at 19 Andover Court, Cambridge 38, Mass. Mrs. 
Creighton (Margaret Hitchner) writes: "An- 
dover Court is a temporary veterans’ housing 
group of Harvard and our unit is quite comforta- 
ble for a family of three. Inasmuch as each 
couple must have at least one child in ovlcr to 



Robert H. Wilkins, ’32 
. . . has been librarian of Drake 
University in Des Moines, Iowa, 
since June 15. In a forward-mov- 
ing, expanding school, his job will 
be to keep the library expanding 
in such a way as to meet the grow- 
ing needs of the university — in- 
creasing the collection of vol- 
umes, the staff, and services to stu- 
dents and faculty. 

Prior to the war, Mr. Wilkins 
was director of libraries for Chi- 
cago Teachers College and Wil- 
son Junior College. 

His first three years in the 
Army were spent in Las Vegas, 
Nevada, serving as duty sergeant, 
as an instructor in aerial gunnery, 
and as NCO in charge of the His- 
torical Office. His last eight 
months ivere spent in Natal, Bra- 
zil, helping to ivrite the history of 
the Air Transport Command ac- 
tivities in the South Atlantic. Air. 
Wilkins was discharged from ser- 
vice in January and spent the 
spring quarter at the University 
of Chicago working on his doc- 
tor’s thesis. 

He is the son of President and 
Mrs. E. H. Wilkins of Oberlin. 


be considered as tenants, the settlement fre- 
quently appears to be a large nursery.” 

Herbert Krauss, m, is working in a textile 
plant in Portland. Oregon. He spent eighteen 
months in army hospitals where he underwent 
eighteen operations as a result of serious wounds 
received in the Normandy invasion. While in 
the hospital he completed his work for a mas- 
ter’s degree in sociology. 

Lt. Comdr. Betty Vernon Kamphuis writes: 
"Although my 42 months’ military career has 
not extended beyond the environs of the ‘wilds’ 
of New York City, I have enjoyed receiving the 
Review and the Alumni Magazine as much as 
if I had been in some more isolated spot. June 
1, f shall be inactivated and after spending my 
terminal leave in St. Louis with my family, my 
husband and I are going to the Netherlands to 
visit his family and continue our schooling. We 
expect to leave the Stales some time in July. 


My address will l, e Mrs. F. F.. Kamphuis- Ver- 
non Parkwcig 51, Groningen, Groningen, The 
Netherlands.” 

Jim Wilson is now a radio announcer at Sta- 
tion WORK, York, Pennsylvania. He trained 
for this work at the NBC Radio School con- 
nected with Columbia University. Ilis address 
is 624 Linden Avenue. York, Pennsylvania. 

Mrs. Daryle Heckman Shaver has announced 
the marriage on June 20 of her daughter Agnes 
G. Heckman to Norwood G. Richardson of 
I hiladelphia. Mr. and Mrs. Richardson are 
living at 2845 North 24 Street, Philadelphia 32, 
Pennsylvania. 

Harriet Adair was discharged from the Ma- 
rine Corps on June 6. For over two years she 
served as First Sergeant of headquarters com- 
pany in the WR Battalion. When she wrote, 
she was enjoying a vacation at her home in Co- 
lumbus, Ohio, and had not made definite plans. 

Lt. and Mrs. Siegmar Muhl (Lois Virginia 
Baker) left Ft. Lewis, Washington, in late 
June, driving east. They plan to visit her family 
in Binghamton, New York, in September and 
then to return to Chicago where Lt. Muhl will 
he doing graduate study. 

1942 

Pete Auerbach has an article, “Do not Handle 
with Care,” in the August issue of Woman’s 
Day, in which he discusses the problems of the 
amputee in learning to use an artificial leg. 

Mr. and Mrs. Donald S. Johnson (Bertha 
Stephenson), 2302 Hilton Avenue, Ashland, 
Kentucky, announce the birfh of their second 
child, a son, on May 16. He has been named 
Adna Romulus Johnson, IV, and is called Rom. 
Their daughter Betsy is past two now. 

Jeannette Tarbutton writes that since Feb. 
16 she has been Mrs. Richard Pinch. Just be- 
fore her marriage she taught for several months 
at the Sonoma State Home in California. "We 
are living in Detroit now (2471 Parker Avenue), 
as Dick is going to Wayne University and we 

expect to be here two more years T just 

had a letter from Barbara Zeller Scranton who 
reports that she and Paul. ’43. are in Eugene, 
Oregon, where he is getting his master’s. They 
are waiting for some pre-fabricated houses to 
be finished and they will have a place of their 
own.” 

Kathryn Skeel. x'43 and Peter B. Auerbach 
were married in Fairchild Chapel in Oberlin on 
April 6, 1946, by Dean Thomas W. Graham. 
Amos T. Burrows, ’43, was best man. and 
other Oberlitiians present for the wedding and 
reception at the Oberlin Inn included Richard 
Aszling, ’36, Mr. (x’43) and Mrs. Jim Hansen 
(Betty Beckenbach, ’43), Mrs. Amos Burrows 
(Jean Tracy, ’43), and Mr. (’41). and Mrs. 
Karl Eickemeyer (Susanna Doyle, ’41). 

The Auerbachs are living at Bexley. Colum- 
bus, Ohio. Pete is labor relations secretary for 
the Community Chest and the Council of So- 
cial Agencies of Franklin County and Columbus. 
He is vice-chairman of the Columbus Chapter 
of the American Association of Social Workers. 
He received his master’s degree from the School 
of Social Administration at Ohio State Univer- 
sity. 

The Auerbachs motored in Canada on their 
honeymoon and in July spent some time vaca- 
tioning in Connecticut. They visited "Tangle- 
wood” at the Berkshire Music Festival to hear 
the Boston Symphony and met Mildred John- 
son, ’43, who is studying there this summer. 
In the fall she plans to work on her master’s 
degree at the Westminster Choir School. 

Katharine (Kay) Wear was married to Mr. 
James Battles Draper. Jr., of Canton, Massa- 
chusetts. on June S in Fairchild Chapel in Ober- 
lin with Dean Thomas W. Graham officiating. 
Janet Low was maid of honor, and Bob Wear. 
’41. and John Wear, ’41. were two of the ushers. 
Fenner Douglas played the organ during the 
service and gave a concert before the ceremony. 
A reception was held at the Oberlin Inn with 
Mrs. Robert Wear (Louise Green, ’40), Susan 
Low. ’49, Mrs. Alan Smith (Jane Caldwell) mid 
Mrs. Wallace Anderson (Betty Caldwell. ’44) 
serving. Kay’s wedding dress was made from 
the par; ichute with which the groom landed fol- 
lowing a plane crash two years ago. The Drap- 
ers met in Frankfurt, Germany, where Kay. 
who was in the Red Cross, was attached to his 
outfit, the 508lh Parachute Infantry Regiment. 



FOR AUGUST 1946 


15 


They will make their home at 205 Mt. Auburn 
Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts, this (all. 
where Jim will return to Harvard to complete 
his course in business administration. 

Mary (“Molly”) Winship was married to 
William Paul Landgrebe at Plymouth Church, 
Shaker Heights. Ohio, on August 2. Her sister- 
in-law, Mrs. William Winship. was her only 
attendant. After graduation from Oberlin. 
Molly studied at Western Reserve School of 
Library Science and for the past two years lias 
been children’s librarian of the Shaker Heights 
Public Library. Mr. Landgrebe attended Uni- 
versity School and the University of Pennsyl- 
vania. He was in the army Z x / years and was 
discharged in April upon his return from India 
where he had served as sergeant in the medical 
corps. The Landgrcbes will live at 13602 Cedar 
Road. Cleveland Heights, Ohio. 

The wedding of Constance McCarthy and 
John E. Faulkner took place on June 2 at Need- 
ham Heights. Massachusetts. 

Mr., x’44, and Mrs. John H. Ferguson (Ruth 
Morris) announce the birth of John Howe, Jr. 
on June 5. the first "trailer town” baby on the 
Oberlin campus. 

Dr. and Mrs. Robert R. Dew announce the 
birth of a son. John Robert, on July 24 at Ken- 
tucky Baptist Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. 

Elizabeth Cameron, daughter of Mr. (’12) 
and Mrs. Hugh A. Cameron (Ruth Brink. ’18) 
of Lakewood, Ohio, and Prentice Van Iderstine, 
of Oradcll, New Jersey were married on June 
22. in First Church in Oberlin. Monroe Harris, 
’47, was best man. The groom is enrolled in 
college this summer, following his return from 
Army service. For the summer they are liv- 
ing at 218 Forest street. 

Bill Rennebohm writes: “Betty (Elizabeth 

Mickey) Craig (17 months), and I are now at 
home at 4010 Interlake Avenue. Seattle 3, 
Washington. I have just completed a semes- 
ter’s work at the University of Washington and 
should finish a master’s degree in regional plan- 
ning in 1947. If there are any Oberlinians in 
this vicinity, we would certainly be glad to see 
them.” 

Mrs. Richard R. Peglar (Edith Shipherd) 
writes: "My husband returned from overseas 
duty in Korea and was discharged from the 
Army in March. I have just completed my 
third year of teaching in Westfield. New York. 
We are now about to go to the Canal Zone 
where Dick will resume the civil service posi- 
tion he held before the war. Our address will 
be c/o Peter Shrapnel, Box 103, Balboa 
Heights, Canal Zone.” 



Mr. and Mrs. James B. Draper, Jr, 
(Katharine Wear, ’42) 

. . . see class of 1942 news 



Mr. (’42) and Mrs. Peter B. 
Auerbach 
(Kathryn Skeel, x’43) 

. . . see class of 1942 neivs 


A. Hunter Dupree was married on July 18 to 
Miss Betty Arnold, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. 
Wright Arnold of Seattle. Washington. Plunter 
plans to attend the Graduate School of Harvard 
University in the fall, so they will be living in 
Cambridge, Massachusetts. 

1943 

Mrs. P. Richard Sholl (Cynthia A. Sargent) 
is now living at 4 Rope Ferry Road, Hanover, 
New Hampshire. Dr. Sholl is interning at the 
Dartmouth College hospital and Cynthia is 
working in the college infirmary. 

On June 29 Sarah Hazard was married in St. 
Agnes Episcopal Church, East Orange, New 
Jersey, to Philip S. Babcock, III, of White 
Plains, New York. Her only attendant was 
Helen Woore. They plan to live in White 
Plains, New York, where Sarah will be teach- 
ing music in the public schools and Phil will be 
studying aeronautical engineering. 

Mary E. Dice was married on June 26 to Rev. 
Richard W. Pettit, t’44, at the Methodist 
Church of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Dick is as- 
sociate minister of the Methodist Church at 
Cuyahoga Falls. Mary has been teaching art 
in the Oberlin High School for the past two 
years. 

Reed Smith was mentioned in a news story 
which appeared on June 6 in the newspaper 
“La Resistance de l'Ouest” of St. Nazaire. 
France, on the work and members of the Quaker 
Transport Unit in that area. Reed left the 
United States for France last March to work 
with the Quaker Transport Unit which was 
formed to furnish some badly-needed transpor- 
tation to families and groups. According to 
the article, Reed was one of a group of seven 
men who worked in St. Nazaire from April 10 
to July 13 hauling furniture for bombed-out or 
evacuated families, hauling building materials 
and the people themselves. The men. two 
Frenchmen, three Americans (including Reed) 
and an Englishman, are now in the Kozienice 
district in Poland where they will aid in the re- 
construction of homes and other buildings. 

Professor and Mrs. L. D. Hartson of Oberlin 
have announced the marriage of their daughter 
Mary Beth to Lt. Robert A. Ryan of the 88th 
Division. USA. The wedding took place July 
24 in Venice, Italy. Mrs. Ryan has been over- 
seas with the Red Cross for the past 13 months 
and has been in charge of the Red Cross Club 
in Venice. Lt. Ryan served as one of the of- 
ficers connected with the Lido Training Center, 
also in Venice. His home is in Gloversville, 
New York. 

Les and Barbara (Richards, ’41) Fishel are 
now living at 70 Jarvis Court, Cambridge, Mas- 
sachusetts. The Fishels’ home is in the first 


Federal Housing Project apartments moved 
from Portland. Maine, to Cambridge to house 
veterans attending Harvard. Les reports that 
he and Barbara missed a picnic put on in June 
by the Lowell Laphams (Mariam Sellers, 44), 
“Scotch” MacConnachies (Mary Brohl, ’44), 
Tom Waughs (Jean Duthis, ’44), Bob Chand- 
lers, ’42 (Jean Wilson), and Bob Kelner. 

Mrs. W. G. Davis (Margaret Belknap) 
writes: “At present I’m in Denver with my 
husband who is a first lieutenant in the Medi- 
cal Corps, attached to the Air Corps, here at 
Buckley Field. We certainly do like Colorado. 
We have seen Peg and Norm Banghart (Peggy 
Mae Baker) several times — and luckily. Norm 
is to be stationed at Fitzsimmons General Hos- 
pital for awhile, as he. too, has just gone into 
the Army again.” 

According to a report from “The Proud 
Father,” a son, Paul Warren, was born on June 
14 to Paul and Jean (Jean Emery, ’4 5) Dett- 
man. 

Rev. and Mrs. Howard Stanton (Alison 
White, ’42) announce the arrival of Gregory 
Howard Stanton on June 25. The Stantons are 
living in Delta, Colorado. 

Harold L. Dahnke, Jr. is studying in the 
School of Education at Harvard University this 
summer. The big news in the Dahnke family is 
the birth of Anne Louise on May 27. Mrs. 
Dahnke was Jean Vrooman, ’44. 

Margaret (Peg) Ball was married in East 
Lansing, Michigan, on July 20 to Robbin C. 
Anderson of Austin, Texas. Virginia Griffith 
was the only Oberlinian present at the wedding. 
The Andersons will make their home in Austin 
where Mr. Anderson is associate professor of 
chemistry at the University of Texas. 

Mrs. Robert Patch (Phyllis Burr) writes that 
her husband has recently returned from Japan. 
They are living at 4508 Bagiev Avenue. Seattle 
3, Washington, and expect to be there until 
“Bob finishes his engineering work at the Uni- 
versity and I finish my master’s degree in so- 
cial work.” 

1944 

Satone Stoddard and Robert W. Mallory. ’3S, 
were married in First Church. Oberlin, on June 
26. Oberlinians in the bridal party included 
Mrs. Charles P. Dickerman (Stella Mallory. 
’29) matron of honor, Harold Peterson, ’48. 
best man. and Murrow Schwinn. ’36, and Frank 
Locke. ’32, ushers. Bob was discharged from 
the Coast Guard in January and is working 
again for the Stanolind Oil and Gas Co. as a 
geologist, with headquarters in Casper, Wyom- 



Mr. (’42) and Mrs. Prentice Van 
Iderstine (Elizabeth Cameron, ’42) 

. . . see class of 1942 neivs 




16 


THE OBERLIN ALUMNI MAGAZINE 



Rev. (’44) and Mrs. Richard W. 
Pettit 

(Mary Dice, ’43) 

. . , see class of 1943 news 


ing. This summer he is supervising field work 
in the Teton Mountain area, in northern Wyom- 
ing. During the past two years Satone lias been 
teaching instrumental music in the Hood River. 
Oregon, public schools. 

Mary Love McGuckin was married to James 
Warren Moore, x. on Saturday, May 18, at St. 
Albans Episcopal Church in Columbus, Ohio. 
David Moore, x‘45, was his brother’s best man, 
and Sheldon Wolin and James Dew were among 
the ushers. Mrs. Moore is a graduate of Iowa 
State College. Jim is back in Obcrlin complet- 
ing work for his degree, which was interrupted 
by three years of Army service. The Moores 
are among the married veterans who are living 
in the trailer colony. Jim is the son of Mrs. 
Richard C. Moore (Marian Warren, ’21). 

Sally Taishoff, x. was married on June 29 to 
Stanley Matthews Cleveland. The ceremony 
took place in New York City. 

Martha Millard and Charles Miller, ’43, were 
married at Fairchild Chapel in Oberlin on May 
4. Dean Thomas W. Graham performed the 
ceremony. Ward Chick, ’43, was an usher. 
The Millers are now living at 25 College Place, 
Oberlin. 

Donald G. Dobay reports that he is living in 
Ann Arbor with his wife and daughter, continu- 
ing studies at the University of Michigan lead- 
ing to a Ph.D. in Chemistry. 

Lois McCormick, x. and Norman Christeller, 
'43 were married on June 22 in Dayton. Ohio. 
Lois’ matron of honor was her sister. Priscilla 
McCormick Oesch, ’41, and John Oesch. ’39. 
was an usher. They are living at 269 North 
Professor Street, Oberlin, and Norm is doing 
graduate study. 

Dana Haigh, x, and Jean M. Swartz were 
married on April 27. 1946. in the Grace Luth- 
eran Church in State College, Pennsylvania. 
Barton Haigh, x’45. brother of the groom, was 
best man. Mrs. Haigh was graduated from 
Penn State in February 1946. Dana is now back 
in Oberlin completing work for his degree, and 
Mrs. Haigh is working in the college’s bureau 
of appointments. 

Marion Joy Graham was married on June 15 
to George McKendree Rowan at the Episcopal 
Church of the Holy Nativity in Baltimore. Mary 
Elizabeth (“Mimi”) Wise, ’45, was her only at- 
tendant. Oberlinians attending the wedding were 
Betty Keyerleber, ’45. and Jane Carr Hedberg. 
The Rowans are making their home in Balti- 
more at 4102 Ridgewood Avenue. Mr. Rowan 
is business manager of the Camera Magazine. 


Elizabeth Hribal was married on August 10 
to Marion Lee Spangler of Rich Creek, Vir- 
ginia. Mr. Spangler is a chemist with the Cel- 
anese Corporation of America in Narrows, Vir- 
ginia. They are making their home in Rich 
Creek. Beth did graduate work at Western Re- 
serve University and taught during the past year 
at Emory and Henry College in Emory, Vir- 
ginia. 

Jean Duthie and Thomas Waugh, ’43, were 
married on May 11 at Newton Center, Massa- 
chusetts. They write: “Oberlin was well repre- 
sented with Barbara Boothby as maid of honor, 
Tom's sister, Peggy. ’47, as a bridesmaid, Bob 
Chandler, '42. as best man, and Lowell Lapham, 
'45, as one of the ushers. The guests included 
Mary and Scotch MacConnachie, ’43, Miriam 
Sellers Lapham, Lcs (’43) and Barb (’42) 
1'ishel, Shirley Thomas Garrison, Grant and 
Priscilla Chave, Jean Wilson Chandler, ’43, 
Judy Ewing, Barbara Davenport Lindahl, ’42, 
and Betty Scott Livermore, ’42. 

“We’ve been living in Cambridge since May, 
having the MacConnachies as next door neigh- 
bors 122 Mt. Auburn St. Oberlinians are 
plentiful in these parts. We will be going to 
Washington in September where Tom will start 
graduate work at American University.” 

Mr. and Mrs. Philip Permar (Doris Maxwell) 
have a daughter, Margaret Lynn, born on July 
19. 

Sammy Oi is now back in the States after 
some seven months in Japan. He is now with 
the Engineer Board, a development agency for 
the Army Engineers, but expects to be dis- 
charged from the service in August, and hopes 
to get back to Oberlin for a visit. 

Florence Herber has been appointed to an in- 
structorship in the department of zoology and 
physiology at Wellesley College, Wellesley, 
Massachusetts, and will begin her work there in 
September. 

Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Ballou (Persis “Joy" 
Abbot) are now living at 101 North Hancock 
Street. Lexington, Massachusetts. Their son, 
David, is now ten months old. 

Mrs. H. John Geisler (Jane Cole) writes: 
“We have a little girl, Carol Ellen, born March 
8 in Washington, D. C. In May my husband 
was discharged from the Navy and we are now 
all in New Jersey. John is back at the Bell 
Telephone labs in New York City — in electron- 
ics research. At the present time we are living 



Mr. (x’44) and Mrs. James 
Warren Moore 
. . . see class of 1944 news 



Mr. (’43) and Mrs. Thomas 
Waugh 

( Jean Duthie, ’44) 

. . . see class of 1944 news 


with his parents in Kenilworth, New Jersey. 
Our mail address is Box 750, R. 1, Union, New 
Jersey.” 

Muriel Fiske has been doing group work 
since April at the Bronx House, a settlement in 
New York City. 

In a letter written the middle of June, Andy 
Emmerich reports: “I have left Muir & Co., 
the advertising agency I have been working for, 
and am now enjoying a ‘vacation’ previous to 
starting the New York University Summer 
Radio Workshop during July and August. But 
the vacation doesn’t provide too much rest. I 
am doing some writing, working at my mother’s 
art gallery, and entertaining out-of-town friends 
- — Tom Hargrove, x’45, who’ll be back in Ober- 
lin in the fall, just spent two weeks here; Jack 
Craig, x’45, was here last weekend during his 
search for an internship in eastern hospitals for 
next year; Joe Baird has been here since the 
semester at Harvard ended, working temporarily 
at the Bonestell Gallery before going home for 
the summer. Together we visited Bob x and 
Posy Phelps (Ros.-marie Beck, ’45) at their 
cottage in the middle of the woods in Wood- 

stock, New York Otherwise, haven’t seen 

many other Oberlinians. At a Carnegie Pop 
Concert, though, sitting way up in the ‘7th 
Heaven,’ Joe Baird, Tom Hargrove and I 
counted at least three other Oberlin people we 
knew! That’s Oberlin. . . .” 

1945 

Mr. and Mrs. Evan Rupert Wheeler announce 
the marriage of their daughter Miriam to Mr. 
Daniel Center Shewman on August 3 at Plain- 
field, New Jersey. 

Gwendolyn Freeman and Grant Buttermore, 
x, were married on June 28 at her home in 
Ridgewood, New Jersey. Dorothy Jean Maust 
was one of the bridesmaids, and Margaiet To- 
bias, '44, sang. Grant was discharged from the 
Army this spring after serving 2]/i years as staff 
sergeant in England, Wales, France, and Gei - 
many. He is now attending Newark Univer- 
sity for pre-law work. Gwen has been teaching 
music at Garfield. New Jersey, during the past 
year. They are planning to live at 511 Alpine 
Terrace, Ridgewood, New Jersey. 

On February 23, Margaret “Patsy" Curtis, 
daughter of Professor (’ll) and Mrs. Otis r. 
Curtis (Lucy Weeks. ’13) of Ithaca, New \ ork. 
became the wife of Lt. (j. g.) Frank Aldrich 
Walk ley, USNR (Cornell, ’43) .son of Mr. and 
Mrs. Fred R. Walkley of Castile, New York. 
May Kitazawa and Virginia Curtis, who will be 



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17 



Mr. ( V- 12) and Mrs. Curtis W. Bixby 
( Marjorie Lane, x’47) 

. . . see class of 1 947 news 


a freshman at Oberlin this fall, daughter of Dr. 
t’15) and Mrs. Howard Curtis (Ethel Metcalf, 
x’23) were among the bridesmaids. Among the 
guests present were Dr. and Mrs. Howard Cur- 
tis. Mrs. William Lewis (Ruth Curtis, ’19), 
Professor (’12) and Mrs. Lawrence MacDaniels 
(Frances Cochran, ’12) and their daughter, Car- 
olyn. '47. W illiam E. Curtis, '39, brother of the 
bride, and his wife. Elizabeth McGee, ’39, and 
Marian Warren, ’22. 

After a honeymoon at Allegheny State Park, 
the Walkleys returned to Sampson, New York, 
where Lt. (j. g.) Walkley is officer in charge 
of civil personnel relations and where Patsy 
was on the staff of the American Red Cross 
until she resigned in April. Lt. (j. g. ) Walkley 
saw action as a member of the “Beach Jumper” 
Units in and around the Philippines. They have 
now settled in their permanent home at Castile, 
New York. 

Dick Cartwright has been appointed an as- 
sistant in the philosophy department at Brown 
University for next year. He has been study- 
ing at Oberlin during the past year and received 
the M.A. degree in June. Mrs. Cartwright 
(Joan Wolf, ’44) has been society editor of the 
Oberlin Times. They will go to Providence, 
Rhode Island, in September. 

Beth Hertzler, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. 
Joyce O. Hertzler of Lincoln, Nebraska, and P. 
Richard Shafer, x’44. son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul 
Leroy Shafer of Springfield, Ohio, were mar- 
ried at the East Oberlin Church on Commence- 
ment afternoon. June 25. Professor Clarence 
Ward perform*. d the double ring ceiemony. 
Maid of honor was Ellen Johnson, ’33 ; and 
William Shafer, '48. was best man for bis 
brother. Beth and Dick are spending two months 
in the Rocky Mountains and will return to 
Oberlin in September, where Beth will be acting 
art librarian next year and Dick will continue 
his college work. An AAF veteran with three 
years of service, he spent eight months in a Ger- 
man prison camp. 

Mr. x, and Mrs. Arthur L. Frazer (Barbara 
Stevens) have moved from New York City to 
Denver, Colorado, where Arthur is planning to 
continue his college work. 

The Cleveland News for June 29 carried a 
feature story on Rev. Horace A. Dutton, t, and 
his work as minister of the Community Church 
in Lake Shore Village, a housing project on the 
east side of Euclid, Ohio. In addition to the 
usual pastoral duties, he is carrying on a sum- 
mer program which includes supervision of vol- 
unteer workers on three playgrounds, operation 
of a Vacation Bible School, and taking of a re- 
ligious survey of the project. He is also operat- 
ing a community grocery store, similar to the 
Co-op in Oberlin. 



Mr. (’43) and Mrs. Charles 
Miller 

(Martha Millard, ’44) 

. . . see class of 1944 news 


Jean Nicholson and Donald R. Lyon, x’46, 
were married on June 8 at 6 : 3 0 p. m. at the 
First Congregational Church in Montclair, New 
Jersey. Mrs. Howard Nicholson (Gertrude 
Colson, ’42) was matron of honor, Martha At- 
water and Mary Lou Scarborough bridesmaids, 
Janies Beatman. x’46, usher. Other Oberlinians 
present included Mary Haifleigh, Janet Monell, 
William Wohlhagen, x, and Howard Nicholson, 
’42. For the summer they are living at 114 Co- 
lumbia Road, Kenmore, New York, but will be 
in Cleveland. Ohio, next winter while Don con- 
tinues his third year of medical school at West- 
ern Reserve University. 

1946 

Barbara Mayer and Valentin Wertheimer 
were married on July 14 in New York City. 
They are living at 160 West 106 Street, New 
York City, and are doing organizational work 
for the Amalgamated Clothing Workers, CIO. 

Marjory Steinmetz, x, was married in June to 
Frank J. Mahony, Jr. They are living at 56 
North Main Street, Geneva, New York. 

David Moore, x, was married on May 30 in 
the Congregational Church in Painesville, Ohio, 
to Miss Donna Davies of Mentor, Ohio. Mrs. 
Moore is a senior at the Frances Payne Bolton 
School of Nursing at Western Reserve Univer- 
sity and Dave is a senior in Western Reserve 
Medical School. 

Millicent Blodgett received honorable men- 
tion, winning an award of merit, in the 1946 
Vogue Magazine Prix de Paris contest. 

During July Dick Hoar and his brother John, 
x’43, had an exhibit at the Telenews Theater in 
Cleveland of photographs they had taken. Ac- 
cording to W. Ward Marsh, dramatic critic of 
the Cleveland Plain Dealer, “This covers the 
European and Asiatic war theaters, but there is 
not a war picture in the lot. Rather here are 
two score scenic or travel pictures which show 
the countryside, the natives, something of the 
life in the countries caught by the Hoars’ cam- 
eras. 

“John made pictures chiefly in India and 
China and Richard scenes from Italy and Ger- 
many.” 

Dick entered Oberlin in the class of '44 and 
served in England, France, and Germany with 
the Special Motion Picture Unit of the ETO. 
John served in the Weather Squadron of the 
Army Air Forces in the CBI theater. He is now 
enrolled at Fenn College, Cleveland. 

Mr. and Mrs. Wilson D. Langley announce 
the marriage of their daughter, Sarah Catherine, 
to John Charles Langner, x, on June 29 at 
their home on New Road, East Amherst, New 
York. 

1947 

Marjorie Lane, x, anil Curtis W. Bi:tby, for- 
merly of the Marine Corps Unit at Oberlin were 
■named on April 6 at the Euclid Avenue Con- 
gregational Church in Cleveland Ohio Her 
S.sier Elizabeth, '4-1. writes: '•Oberlinians were 
certainly in the majority both in the wedding 


party and the audience. Marjorie’s maid of 
honor was Lois Jane Lower, and her brides- 
maids included Virginia (’44) and myself, and 
Dorothy Ann Smith, x. Six other Oberlinians 
assisted at the reception in the church parlors. 
They were Katherine Hall, Doris Colwell, 
Elizabeth Bushnell, Barbara Baker, and Doro- 
thy Schoonmaker. Shirley Bobier and Gertrude 
Verstegen sang. Howard Helfrich, V-12, and 
Harry Wardle, V-12, were ushers. Marjorie and 
Curt are now living in Watertown, Massachus- 
etts.” 

Mary Alice Utterback, x. is the first and only 
woman flight instructor at the Lewiston Airport 
in Lewiston. Idaho. Since she has joined the 
Zimmerly Air Transport instruction staff, many 
^f the “problem pupils” have been allocated to 
her tutelage, becatise at Lewiston they have a 
theory that women make better flight instructors 
than men. Mary Alice’s sophomore year at 
college was interrupted in order to learn to fly. 
In the summer of 1945 she joined the Air Trans- 
port Command until it was dissolved after V-J 
Day. Tn order to earn money to pay for her 
flight instruction she spent many long hours 
repairing engines, wings, etc. on planes at the 
Elyria airport. Now a full-fledged pilot, hold- 
ing both commercial and instructor’s ratings, 
Mary Alice, at 21, is well launched on her 
chosen career. 



Mr. (x’45) and Mrs. Grant 
Buttermore 

(Gwendolyn Freeman, ’45) 
... see class of 1945 news 



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the oberlin alumni magazine 


. . . Oberlin in Uniform . . . 

Additions and corrections in service lists as of June 1, 1946 

NOTE: Included in the following list of Oberlin graduates and former stu- 
dents and faculty members now in the armed forces are only those names ( includ- 


ing changes oj rants) no ten nave tteen 
of the Alumni Magazine. 

WOMEN 

Kaniphuis, Betty Lee ’41 Lt Comclr USNR 

MEN 

FACULTY 

Moore, Ernest R. Lt Comdr 

CLASS OF 1917 

Davis, Gordon E. Lt Col 

CLASS OF 1920 

Lyon, Aaron R. x Comdr USN 

CLASS OF 1921 

Kinnear, Gerald R. Capt USN 

CLASS OF 1931 
Sell, James P. Maj 

CLASS OF 1934 

Schuman. Leonard AT. Capt 

CLASS OF 1936 

Duncan, Sven S. Lt Comdr 

CLASS OF 1937 
Lepper, Maxwell R. Capt 

CLASS OF 1938 

Ayres, Perry R. Dr. 

Cooley, Chester C. Sgt 

CLASS OF 1939 

Brown, Edward S. Capt 
Sharp, Robert VV. Lt 

CLASS OF 1940 

Siler. George B. Capt 

CLASS OF 1941 
McConahy. John G. Lt 
Meredith. Lawrence C. x Dr. 

Wilson, Gerald S. Lt 


Additions and Corrections i 


WOMEN 

Denton, Elizabeth ’32 Lt 

Boal. Jane ’44 T/S WAC 

duTheil, Edith L. Martin x’46 Yl/c 


MEN 

CLASS OF 1914 

Johnston, Homer W. x Lt Col AAF 

CLASS OF 1928 

Dittrick, Alva R., Jr. x Maj 
Roden. Albert A. Lt USMS 

CLASS OF 1929 
Jones, Owen T. Capt 

CLASS OF 1930 

Moorhead, Harley G., Jr. Lt Cmdr USNR 

CLASS OF 1931 

Hawkins, Roger R. WO 

CLASS OF 1934 

Lutterman. William G. Capt USA 
Manzo, Samuel C. x Cpl 
Shilling, M. Atlee Lt Cmdr USN 

CLASS OF 1936 

Bair, Frederick H. x Lt USMCR 

CLASS OF 1938 
Cunningham. Charles W. Capt 
Goldstein. Leonard E. x WO 

CLASS OF 1939 
Gassier, Robert K. Dr USNR 
Griffith. N. Jerome Capt 
MacMillan, Robert J. Capt USA 

CLASS OF 1940 

Miller, Gerald Lt 

CLASS OF 1941 

Hallock. Richard R. Capt USA 

Meredith. Lawrence C. x Lt 
Ruggles, Richard L. Lt 
Sheehan, John N. x Capt 

CLASS OF 1942 
Chu, Foo Lt 

Springer. Donald W. Lt USA 


new try reported since tfoe l\\ay, IV4b, issue 


CLASS OF 1942 

Arnold. James T. I.t USN 

McKellar, Robert Walker x Lt 

CLASS OF 1943 

Paugli, John T. I.t 

Steiner. Peter O. Lt USNR 

CLASS OF 1944 

A lies. Gordon F. x S/Sgt USA 
Arnold. Allen P. AETM 3/c 

CLASS OF 1945 

Hisanaga, Kazuo x S/S 

CLASS OF 1948 

Enkoji. Renso x Pvt 
Howald, Jeremiah M. x Pvt 
Millikan, Allan G. x S 1/c 

CLASS OF 1949 
Barnett. John \V. x Sgt 
Plews, Preston L., Jr. x 

V-12 UNIT 

Anderson. Warren L. Pfc 
Blaha, Richard J. Pfc 
Cameron. Donald P. ETM 3/c USNR 
(’rooks. Wayne I). S 2/c USN 
Franks. Joseph G. Lt USNR 
(lidding. Louis R. Ens USNR 
Hoffman. Charles L. S 2/c 
Mattucci, Donald J. S 2/c 
Michelson, Richard A. S 2/c 
.Moffat, Robert E. Ens 
Mullen, John E. Ens USNR 
Nailor, Donald R. Em 3/c USN 
Reeves. Paul E. Y 2/c 
Snelbaker, James K. Chap 
Vogelsang. Stanley J.. Jr. Ens USNR 
Watson, Donald Lee S 2/c 
Yaegcr, Theodore E. S 2/c 


service lists as of July 31, 1946 

CLASS OF 1943 
Hanni, John W. Lt USNR 

CLASS OF 1946 
Marmet. Robert x Ens 
Perry, Douglas N. Pvt 

CLASS OF 1948 

Strawser. Neil Edward x ETM 

Yaukey, David W. x Sl/c 

V-12 UNIT 

Baughman, Howard E., Jr. Ens USNR 

Bowman. Robert E. Ens USNR 

Brown. Edward E. Ens USN 

Bush, Philip R. Ens 

Dykstra, La Verne L. RDM3/c USN 

Haines, Kenneth N, Ens USN 

Kryza, Elmer G. Ens 

Oatts. Jack C. Mus3/c USMC 

Pasket, Paul F. Fl/c USN 

Scanlon. John E. S2/c 

Seufert, Walter Jack F2/c 

Struhsaker, John Ens USN 

Watson, Donald Lee F2/c 

Young, John V. Ens 


Kurt Leidecker, '25, with 
Air Force Intelligence 

N LEAVE of absence from the 
faculty of Rensselaer Polytechnic 
Institute, Dr. Kurt F. Leidecker, ’25, is 
chief of the Dictionary Project and 
editor-in-chief of the Air Force Ger- 
man-English Aeronautical Dictionary 
at Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio, under 
the auspices of the Army Air Force 
Technical Intelligence. 

Dr. Leidecker’s first connection with 
the Army Air Forces was in 1942 and 




Dr. Kurt F. Leidecker, ’25 
. . . deciphers German aviation 
documents as chief of the Dic- 
tionary Project and editor-in- 
chief of the Air Force German- 
English Aeronautical Dictionary 

1943 when he served as a private in 
the Army Transport Command. Sub- 
sequently, he was released for super- 
vision and production control in the 
Aviation Division of the Behr-Man- 
ning Corporation of Troy, New York. 

In June 1945 he went to London 
with 24 other technicians to aid in 
evaluating, screening and classifying 
captured German air force documents 
in the newly established Air Docu- 
ments Research Center. When all the 
material was shipped to Wright Field, 
he returned to this country and con- 
tinued work on the Air Forces Ger- 
man-English Dictionary of Aeronau- 
tics and related fields. The job was 
particularly difficult because no cor- 
relation existed between the German 
and English terms for the new weapons 
and inventions, such as the rockets, 
guided missiles, jet propulsion of air- 
craft, radar, plastics, etc., since research 
both in the United States and in Ger- 
many had been carried on under war 
secrecy. In addition, there were thou- 
sands of code names and abbreviations 
which had to be deciphered and with- 
out knowledge of which translation of 
the document would have been impos- 
sible. The dictionary project is thus 
recognized as basic to any full evalua- 
tion of the documents. More than 
100,000 terms have already been 
screened, about 50,000 have been ed- 
ited, and the final copy of the diction- 
ary will have some 75,000 definitions. 

Dr. Leidecker has had the collabora- 
tion of many specialists and engineers, 
both in the United States and in Eng- 
land, his staff including both Army 



FOR AUGUST 1946 


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and civilian personnel. An interim 
dictionary of 3600 terms was published 
in England to enable translators and 
others to translate some of the recent 
terms, and a new interim dictionary of 
26,000 terms appeared this month. The 
whole project was made necessary by 
the absence of any dictionary that will 
do justice to the new terminology, all 
existing ones being rendered obsolete 
by the new developments in the vari- 
ous fields of aerodynamics, electronics, 
etc. Distribution of the interim dic- 
tionary is at present restricted to Army 
and government agencies, but it will 
be made available to the general pub- 
lic in its final printed form. 

A member of the faculty at Rens- 
selaer Polytechnic Institute’s depart- 
ment of modern languages since 1934, 
Dr. Leidecker is the author of numer- 
ous books and, according to an article 
in March in the Troy, New York, 
Times Record, he is best known in 
professional circles in that area for his 
Pragmatic Approach to Scientific Ger- 
man which has been adopted by Rens- 
selaer Polytechnic Institute, Russell 
Sage College, Massachusetts Institute 
of Technology and many other schools 
throughout the world. A third edition 
of this book will be published this fall 
by S. F. Vanni in New York. 

Dr. Leidecker was the first to con- 
duct courses in the history of philoso- 
phy and the philosophy of science in 
a program of electives at Rensselaer 
Polytechnic Institute, as early as 1935, 
designed to broaden the outlook of 
students of engineering. His reviews 
on this subject have been published in 
a number of professional journals, and 
he is a contributing editor of Philoso- 
phic Abstracts and The Dictionary of 
Philosophy. 

One of his particular interests has 
been to foster a better understanding 
between the East and the West, and his 
name has been carried to India which 
has published one of his translations 
for the Sanskrit. He is the author of 
Sanskrit, Essentials of Grammar and 
Language, published in 1934. 

His most recent book, Yankee 
Teacher, The Life of William Torr-ey 
Harris, the great American educator 
and philosopher whom Dr. Leidecker 
resurrected from oblivion will be pub- 
lished this fall by Philosophical Li- 
brary, Inc. 

Dr. Leidecker is widely traveled in 
the United States and Europe and 
speaks several languages in addition to 
German. He received his B.A. degree 
from Oberlin in 1924, his M.A. in 
1925 and his Ph.D. from the Univer- 
sity of Chicago. 


OBERLIN "OUT OF UNIFORM” 


A list of Alumni now honorably discharged from Military Service 
Additions as of July 31, 1946 


Abraham, Milead H. x‘41 Sgt 
Adams, John P. V-12 l'vt 
Adler, Howard, Jr. x’46 Lt 
Aerni, Francis J. ’3 5 Capt 
Affeldt, Richard B. V-12 Pvt 
Akers, William J. x’46 Pfc 
Albaugh, Judson K. x’46 EM2/c 
Aldrich, William O. V-12 A/S 
Allen, Theodore E. x’42 Pfc 
Allensworth, Carl, Jr. '30 Lt 
Alles, Gordon F. x’44 S/S 
Althouse, Thomas W. V-12 Lt 
Anderson, Albert C. V-12 AS 
Anderson, Warren L. Y-12 Pfc 
Anspach, Herbert K. V-12 AS 
Arnold, Paul B. ’40 Capt 
Axtmann, Robert C. x’46 RT3/c 
Ayres, Perry R. ’38 Dr 
Badia, Eugene S. V-12 AS 
Bagby, Joseph R., Jr. V-12 Sm3/c 
Baird, Arthur R. x’07 Col 
Baker, Bernard H. x’44 Cpl 
Baker, Robert > .. V-12 Pfc 
Balassa, Donald ’39 Lt 
Bareis, Robert C. x’41 T/3 
Barlow, Carl Leland ’36 Spl/c(W) 
Barnes, John L. V-12 Sgt 
Bartel, Donald F. x’22 
Baughman, John W. x‘3S Cpl 
Beatman, James W. V-12 AS 
Behr. Walter J. ’39 Lt 
Bell, Robert R. x’40 Lt 
Bell, Ruth E. ’31 Pvt 
Belles, Frank E. V-12 Ens USXR 
Bennett, Elizabeth ’34 Ens USNR 
Bent, Henry A. x’4S Sl/c RT 
Berkeley, El wood R., Jr. x’41 Lt 
Bess, Ralph W. x’43 Pfc 
Bidwell, Ralph J. x’44 ART2/c 
Black, David D. V-12 AS 
Black. George M. x’40 Pfc 
Block, Earl V-12 Pvt 
Bobbe, Alan L. V-12 Sl/c 
Bohner, Russel Pi. ’36 Chap 
Bonney, Robert E. V-12 A/C 
Bonsey, John B. x’48 AETM3/c 
Borlaug. Frederick Stuart V-12 Y2/c 
Bosworth, Edward I. V-12 PhM3/c 
Bott, George V-12 AS 
Bowers. M. Jane '44 Sp(G)3/c USN 
Bowers, Robert M. x’45 Sgt 
Bowland, Donald W. '31 Lt USNR 
Bowman, Warren M. V-12 Ens USN 
Boynton. Ben V. x’45 Ens USNR 
Brainerd, Gareth N. ’26 Col 
Braley, Silas A., Jr x’39 M/S 
Braun. Harold E. ’42 Chap USNR 
Braver, Sol D. ’41 Pfc 
Brent son, Jack W. V-12 AS 
Bridenbecker, Wm. J. x’47 Pvt 
Briner, Lewis A. ’43 Chap USX 
Bright, Charles H.. Jr. ’43 Chap 
Brodhag, Alex E., Jr. x’46 Sl/c 
Brooks, Harold W. '39 Capt CIS A 
Brooks. Wilson A. x’31 Lt 
Brown. Ralph D. x’45 Pfc 
Brown, William PI. x’38 Lt USNR 
Browning, John F. V-12 S2/c 
Brundidge. Theodore D. x’45 Sgt 
Bucher. John T. x’38 Capt 
Buckmaster. Albert T. V-12 AS 
Budd. Leslie. Jr. V-12 AS 
Burns, Harold D. '32 Sgt 
Burns, William T. x'41 S/S 
Burris. Melvin A. '31 Mus2/c 
Burrows, Allan G. Y-12 Pfc 
Burrows. Henry C.. Jr. x Lt 
Burstein, Lucien x’44 Cpl 
Burt, James G. ’43 S/S 
Burton, Bill V-12 Lt USMC 
Bushnell, William S. x'28 Pfc 
Bushweilcr, Harold L. V-12 Sl/c USN 
Butler. Alice P. ’44 Ens USNR 
Byerly. Donald H. '40 Lt USNR 
Cameron, William A. ’36 Sl/c 
Campbell, Donald F. x'43 S/S 
Campbell. James M.. Jr. Y-12 PhM2/c 
Cary, Seth Arton ’32 T/S 
Cash, William L.. Jr. ’40 Chap 
Catling. Patrick D. S. x’4 5 P/O 
Chase, DeForest R. x’42 
Chatficld, Robert E, x’42 Lt 
Cheslcr, David J ’35 Capt USMCR 
Childers. James S. ’20 Col 
Clark, Eugene L. V-12 Ens USNR 
Clever, Raymond L. V-12 AS USN 
Cole. Francis T., Jr. x’46 Pvt 
( one. Eric R. x’46 Pfc 
Conklin, Chester X. Y-12 Sl/c USN 
Conner. Thomas W. V-12 W/O USMC 
Cook, Charles M. ’38 Lt USNR 
Cook. Ronald J. Y-12 Lt USMC 
Copeland. John W. x’46 Y2/c 
Cordes, Arthur V.. Tr. '43 Ens 
Corrcll, William M/’34 Pvt USA 
Craig, John T. Y-12 S2/c 
Cramer, Thomas E. '41 W/O 


Crawford, Clan, Jr. V-12 S2/c 

Cripps, Lewis N. V-12 Ens 

Croxton, Frederick E. '44 Sgt 

Curfman, Robert J. '43 Pfc 

Curry, David IV. V-12 Ens 

Cushman, Stewart L. ’29 Lt 

Dane, Nathan Fac Capt 

Davis, Jerome D. ’28 Lt 

Davis, William P., Jr. V-12 Ens 

DeLco, Michael P. ’42 Capt 

Dempster, John M., Jr. V-12 A/S USN 

DeChong, Philip F. ’40 Lt 

Desing, Myron E. V-12 AS 

Dibella, Alfred L. ’41 Maj 

Dick, George W. x’38 Lt 

Dillon, Robert K. V-12 Pvt 

Dinkins, William B. x’46 BMA2/c USNR 

Dister, Joseph G. V-12 EM3/c 

Dlugos, Gerald S. V-12 QM3/c 

Docter, John B. V-12 Ens USN 

Don, Jerome V-12 Cpl 

Donnelly, Landy F. x’40 Y 

Dumke, Paul R. ’33 Maj 

Dunham, Chester G. x’45 Lt 

Dunham, Reed S. '32 Lt 

Dutton, Richard S. ’35 Ens 

Ela, Benjamin '34 WO 

Eser, Richard J. V-12 AS 

Euler, Robert D. V-12 Ens 

Fair, Thomas x’46 T/3 

Fairbank, Elizabeth C. x’45 Cpl 

Faragher, John H. x’41 Lt 

Farmer, Frederick P. x’45 Sgt 

Fedak, John W. x’44 Lt 

Fiecks, William J. ’43 Pfc 

Felch, Q. Roger x’47 

Feller, Wayne A. ’38 Cpl 

Fellers, Dilver W. V-12 A/C 

Ferriss, Gregory S. x’45 Ens 

Feutz, Robert J. V-12 RT3/c USN 

Finlayson, Malcolm W. x’39 Lt 

Fiser, Van E. V-12 USNR 

Fisher, Avery PI. '40 AerM3/c 

Fisher, Charles ’35 Chap 

Fisher, Henry D. ’43 Lt USA 

Fisher, Mark N. ’42 Lt 

Fisher, Milton L. ’43 Lt 

Flanigan, Thomas C. V-12 Ens USNR 

Fleshman, Donald R. V-12 AS 

Forbush, Bliss, Jr. x’44 Sgt 

Forbush, Dascomb R. ’40 Lt 

Forrest, H. Edward ’41 Lt 

Forward, Donald D. ’18 Maj 

Fowler, Walter B. V-12 AS 

Fraser, Charles G. ’38 Capt 

Frazer, Arthur L. x’46 T/5 

Frechtling, John A. '42 Lt 

Freeman, Lucian W. x’45 

Fullerton, Plenry S. Ill '40 T/S 

Gadel, Jack N. x'45 Pfc 

Galloway, Robert L. x Pvt 

Gardner. Herbert A. V-12 Pvt 

Gauss, Melvin H. Y-12 AS 


Gcndall, Robert M. ’38 Pvt 
Gillespie, John S. ’33 Lt 
Gold, Margaret B. ’36 Lt USNR 
Goodman, Peter x'4 7 Pvt 
Graham, William PL, Jr. ’31 Maj 
Grail, Frederick C. x’41 Pfc 
Grawn. Charlotte R. x'29 Lt 
Greenberg, Bernard L. x’43 Capt 
Greenfield, Paul Y. x’44 Lt 
Greeno, John S. x'43 Lt 
Gross, Milton ’40 Pvt 
Gruenberg, John 11 x'37 Lt 
Guerrettaz, Paul L.. Jr. V-12 Pfc 
Haag, George F. x’47 RM3/c 
Hagner, Samuel B. x’46 T/3 
Hancock, William E. V-12 AS USN 
Hay, William S. Y-12 Ens 
Hayes, Brice E. ’29 Capt 
1 1 cn sell el, William C. Y-12 Pfc 
Hansen, Herbert E. ’42 Lt 
Haralambie, James ’31 Capt 
Hargesheimer. Walter G. x'41 Cpl 
Harris, Paul L. '42 Pvt 
Harrow. Arthur L. Y-12 Mid 
Hasselriis. Mona B. ’36 Pfc WAC 
I lesion William D.. Jr. V-12 Phm3/c 
Hein, Robert C. Y-12 AS USN 
Heinrich, John C., Jr. ’43 Lt 
Heithaus, Robert E. V-12 Pvt 
Helstrom, Warren R. V-12 Lt 
1-lertzberg, John S. x'44 
Higuchi, Charles Hiro x’29 Chap 
Hill, Luther F. x'40 Chap 
Hill, Richard R. x’47 S2/c 
Hill. Willis M. x’47 Pvt 
II incline, Edson S., Ir. V-12 Lt 
Hodgen, John E. x'46 Cpl 
Hodges, James O. V-12 S2/c 
Hoffman, Charles L. V-12 S2/c 
Hoffman, Kenneth A. x’41 Mai 
Hoffman, Richard x'46 Cpl 
Hogan, John M. x'39 Cant 
Hogue, Walter D. ’38 Lt 


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THE O BERLIN ALUMNI MAGAZINE 


Holloway, Joseph B. ’.>4 Lt 
Hooker, Leslie A. '35 Lt 
Hopwood, William W. x’37 Pvt 
Horn, Keith M. '28 Sgt 
Howe, George M. V-12 Ens USN 
Howes, Harold R., Jr. V-12 AS 
Hubbard, Robert D. ‘32 Lt USNR 
Huffer, Albert B. V-12 AS 
Hughes, James F. '41 T/S 
Humphrey, John E. V-12 Pvt 
Hunsche, Charles VV. x‘27 Capt 
Hunt. John A. ‘42 A/S 
Hutchings, Frank W. x'42 Sgt 
Hutson, Andrew R. x'46 AETM2/c 
Jenkins, Wayne A. V-12 S2/c 
Jewett. Ann 41 Ens USNR 
Johnson* George Frederic x’4l Lt 
Johnston. Carl R. V-12 S2/c SM 
Jones, Philip E. x’35 Pvt 
Jones, T. Gordon ‘36 T/4 
Kamphuis, Betty V. ‘41 Lt Cmdr USNR 
Kaufman, Harold L. x’3 1 Chap 
Kaufmann, John II. x'41 Maj 
Kaufmann. Thomas I). '43 OC 
Kearney, William G., Jr. x'43 S/S 
Kempner, Carl L. V-12 Ens USNR 
Keeler, Harvey H. x’30 T/Sgt 
Keep, Marshall M. x‘28 USM.M 
Kernolian, Hugh, Jr. ’43 Lt USNR 
Kimball, Warner Id. x’25 Capt 
Kinney, Richard F. ‘32 Pfc 
Kiselik, Sheldon V-12 Ens USNR 
Klein, Jack E. '4U M/S 
Kleinsteuber, Charles J. x'47 Mus3/c 
Klimo, Claude B. V-12 AS 
Klock, Charles G., Jr. ’34 Lt 
Knipper, Roy W.. Jr. V-12 Ens USNR 
Knox, Samuel R. V-12 Pvt 
Koch, Albert R. ’36 Maj 
Kohl. John C. x’29 Lt. 

Koplin, Harry T. x’45 Cpl 

Kosh. Cornelius V-12 AS 

Kostka, Ralph E. V-12 AS 

Kowslky, Raymond C. V-12 Sl/c GM USN 

Laboe, Bernard S. V-12 Pfc 

LaLuzerne, John W. V-12 AS 

Lammers, William II., Jr. x‘41 Capt 

Lampson, Russell H. '34 Lt 

Langner, John C. x’46 AETM2/c 

Laswell, Troy J. x’46 Lt 

Lawrence, Lewis D. ’42 Lt 

Leach. Kent W. ’37 T/5 

Lederer, John S. ‘31 Ens USNR 

Leedy, James A. '41 M/S 

Leishman, James K. V-12 AS USN 

Lemmerman, Karl E. x’45 RT2/c 

Levine, Louis G. ‘39 Sgt 

Logan, Robert V. x’42 Lt AAF 

Long. Norman G. '34 Chap 

Lorenz, Robert W. V-12 Lt USMC 

Louis, Frederick R. x’3 2 Capt 

Lund, Edwin x’39 Sgt 

Lupinske, Thomas E. x’45 T/5 

Lyman, Walter H., Jr. V-12 Pfc 

Lyon, Aaron R. x’20 Cmdr 

Lyon, Donald R. V-12 AS 

Lyon, William L. V' - 1 2 Ens 

McClain, Robert x’34 Pfc 

McConr.on, Thomas C. x’45 Lt 

McCord, Muriel E. ’35 Lt USMC 

McCoy. Richard '40 Lt 

McDowell. Harold D. x’42 Lt 

McHugh. Thomas C. V-12 AS 

McIntosh, John R. V-12 Ens 

McKelvy, James M., Jr. ’41 W/O 

McLelland, Robert V-12 AS USNR 

McMillan. Thomas A. x‘44 Cpl 

Mack, S. David x’47 Y2/c 

Manlove, George K. ‘36 Capt 

Mariboe, William H. '40 Lt 

Maridakis. Tohn N. \’ - 1 2 AS 

Marshall, Richard F. ’43 Lt USNR 

Massey, Louis M.. Jr. V-12 Ens 

Mathews, Mark A. V-12 AS 

Maver, Robert J. V-12 A/C USN 

Maximon. Leonard C. V-12 RT3/c 

Mayo, Robert D. ’32 T/Sgt 

Meacham. Thomas J. V-12 Ens USN 

Mearns, James T. ’36 T/4 

Meek. Floyd S. ’20 Lt. Cmdr 

Meek. John W. V-12 Lt 

Meeks. Leonard W. V-12 AS USN 

Meinke. William Wayne V-12 Lt 

Merrill. Sydney A. x’42 Cpl 

Metcalf. John E. x’46 Sgt 

Meyer, Gerhard A. x’45 Pfc 

Miller, Carl J. ’26 Lt Cmdr 

Miller. Durard E. ’40 Lt USNR 

Miller, James R. V-12 AS USN 

Miller. Robert J. V-12 Ens 

Mitchell. Donald D. V-12 AS USN 

Montague, J. Harold ’29 Sgt 

Monteleone. lb Lou ’41 Lt 

Moore. David W. x’46 Pfc 

Morgan. Thomas N. x’46 Pfc 

Morris, Van Cleve ’43 Yl/c 

Morse, Ellsworth H., Jr. ’3 5 Lt Cmdr 

Morse, Lew 11., Jr. x’43 Lt 

Mosher, Henry A. ’33 Maj 

Mosley. H. Keith x’45 S/S 

Naef. John R. ’34 Lt USNR 

Neibart, Ralph ’43 Lt USNR 

Nelson, Dennis L. V-12 S2/c (SM) USN 

Nelson, William O. V-12 Lt 

Newman. Samuel Clayton ’34 CSp 

Noble. Dan V-12 AS 

Norrix, James M. V-12 Pvt 



Everett W. Thatcher, '26 (left) 
Dr. R. A. Sawyer 
. . . pictured on the signal bridge 
of the U.S.S. Kenneth Whiting in 
the Bikini Lagoon area. (The 
Carrier U.S.S. Saidor is in the 
background.) Dr. Sawyer of the 
University of Michigan is head of 
the technical staff of Joint Task 
Force One which has the respon- 
sibility for all scientific measure- 
ments, as distinct from studies of 
gross damage ships, after "Opera- 
tions Crossroads.’’ Dr. Thatcher 
left Union College in Schenec- 
tady, New York, where he was as- 
sociate professor of physics, in 
February to go to Washington as 
deputy technical director of Joint 
Task Force One. Leaving the 
country in May, he witnessed the 
first and second A-Bomb tests at 
Bikini and has since that time 
been collecting scientific d*ata as 
a result of the tests. Dr. Thatcher 
expects to return to Washington 
this month, flying back via Kwa- 
jalein, Johnston, and Pearl Harbor 


NusholU, Dnnalfl A. V-12 Pfc USMC 
Odgers. George E.. Jr. V-12 AS USN 
Olsen, Robert E. V-12 Lt USMC 
Olson. Gordon Dewey V-12 AS USN 
Olson, Richard D. V-12 AS 
Ordway, Charles B. V-12 Ens 
Otis. Harry B. ’42 Lt 
Panella. Joseph J. V-12 Ens 
Parks, Edwin Don x’42 Sgt 
Parks. Jesse L., Jr. x’45 T/Sgt 
Perkins. Richard B. V-12 Pvt 
Peters. Robert I. V-12 AS 
Pettibone. Earl W. x’39 T/5 
Pew, Richard H. x’32 Lt USNR 
Pinkney. David H. ’36 Lt USNR 
Puff, Loren W. V-12 AS USN 
Polacek, James V. ’15 Maj 
Pollard, Gohlwin S. x’42 Lt 
Powell, James l>- ’32 Lt USNR 
Powers. Harry M. ’41 Pfc 
Pratt, Edward E. ’06 Lt Cmdr USNR 


USN 


Pi-utz.nan Tlmmas II. xTO Lt Col 
Qum, Robert k. ’37 Maj 
Ransmeier, Joseph S. ’36 Capt 
Ray, Donald M. x’38 Lt 
Ray Melvin R. V-12 Ens 
Ray. William T. x'38 Lt 
Redmond, William M. x’46 F/O 
Reeder, J. Vernon '38 Sgt 
Rees, J. Howard ’41 Chap 
Kennel, Arlin, Jr. Fae Lt 
Rhorbacker, Herb F. V-12 Sl/c (SK) 

Rice, William R. x'46 ART2/c 
Rich, William Robert '39 Capt 
Richardson, (leorge F., Jr. V-12 Ens 
Ridley, ( laude Bryan, Jr. V-12 AS 
Riley, Sarah M. x’19 T/5 
Rinehart . William VV„ Jr. ’36 W/O 
Robb, George S. V-12 Ens USNR 
Roberts, Robert R. V-12 Ens 
Robertson, Robert II. x’43 T/5 
Robson, Robert x'38 Lt 
Rockey, Kenneth O. x’47 
Rodin, Melvin '37 Lt Cmdr 
Rocllingt-r, F. X., Jr. Fac Lt 
Rogers Douglas M. x'43 SoM3/c USNR 
Rose, Rogers K. x’43 BM2/c 
Rowley, Kenneth B. x’43 Lt USNR 
Royal, Lewis A. '40 Ens USNR 
Rudolph, John F., Jr. ’37 Capt 
Ruggles, Melville J. ’36 Lt USNR 
Ruth, Dean K. '34 Sgt 
Ryder, Edward K.. Jr. x’45 Pfc 
Sanderson, Dale E. V-12 AS 
Schiff, Donald W. V-12 AS 
Schmidt, Hans W. '28 Lt Col 
Schmoll, Warren G. '43 T/5 
Schnake, Alfred G. ’26 Chap 
Schneider, August Z. '33 Lt 
Schneider, Donald O. x'46 
Schrade, Robert W. x’45 Cpl 
Schulz. Alan D. V-12 Pvt 
Scott, Gordon II. W. '35 Lt 
Scott, Henry B. ’23 M/Sgt 
Scott, Wayman E. x'47 A/C 
Seebohm, Paul M. x’38 Maj 
Sharp, Robert W. '39 Lt 
Shepard, Charles E. V-12 AS 
Shovell, Jane R. '41 Sgt 
Shriner, Robert E. x’47 F2/c 
Shuman, Clifford A. ’37 Capt 
Sickler, Edward A. x’44 Pvt 
Sikes, Walter W. x’46 AB 
Sisson, Donald D. V-12 Pfc 
Skinner, Charles E., Jr. '39 Capt 
Slocum, Henry C., Jr. x’46 Ens USNR 
Smith. E. Carlton ’35 Lt 
Smith, James F. V-12 Ens 
Smith, Wayland P. V-12 AS 
Snyder, Roy W. V-12 PhM2/c 
Southey, Robert G. x'46 Cpl 
Speelman. Robert E. V-12 AS 
Spencer, George R. V-12 AS 
Staley, Marcus J. ’30 Lt 
Stamper, Maxwell H., Jr. V-12 Lt 
Stan wood, Richard A. V-12 AS 
Stein, John E. V-12 Ens USN 
Stevens, Bobb M. V-12. Ens 
Stiefel. Carl F. x’40 Pfc 
Stone, Lewis S. '34 Lt 
Stone, Thomas J. ’34 Lt 
Stone. V ictor J. '42 USNR 
Stowell, Edward A. V-12 Ens 
Strange, William M. V-12 Pvt 
Strauss, Albrecht B '42 Pfc 
Stromquist, James Todhunter ’41 Lt USNR 
Sunderman, James A. x’41 Ens 
Sutton. Alan C. '43 Lt USNR 
Svec, Russell S. V-12 Ens LTSNR 
Swing. Albert G. x’35 S/S 
Swonger. Ronald L. V-12 Cpl USMC 
Syckes, S. Lua, Jr. '40 Lt 
Taylor, Robert J. x’47 Pfc 
Tear. Philip F. ’43 Lt USNR 
Teichgraeber, Otto O.. Jr. V-12 Sl/cSK 
Telep. Leo M. ’43 Cpl 
Templer. Robert ’35 Lt 
Tenney, Luman H. ’18 Lt Com 
Thames, Robert F. V-12 Pvt 
Thomas, Eugene P. V-12 AS 
Thompson, Charles A. V-12 AS 
Tillotson, John F. '37 Capt 
Timanus. James K. V-12 AS USN 
Tischler, Theodore K. x’43 SM2/c 
Tolen. Bettv f. x’42 Ens USNR 
Traas, Louis D. V-12 Lt USMC 
Turner, James E. x’46 Pfc 
Tuttle, Darwin 1. V-12 Lt USMC R 
Tuttle. Robert E. ’32 Lt 
Ulrich F. Paul ’43 Lt USNR 
Lflrich. Marion K. V-12 AS 
Upper, Jack LcRoy \ -12^ AS 
Urban, Conrad V. x’46 Cpl 
Van Bodegraven. Paul ’30 Lt 
Van Cleef, John H. ’30 Capt 
Van Eseltine. Robert L. ’38 T/5 
Veres. John E x’46 Pvt 
Volk. Murray E. ’43 Lt 
Wade, Robert C. '42 Ens USN 
Walborn, David E. \ -12 AS USN 
Walker, Charles C. ’39 Chap 
Walker. John B.. Jr. x’44 Lt AAF 
Warner. Kent B. '38 Lt USNR 
Warren, Robert ’42 AS 
Warren, Wm. II. , Jr. V-12 Ens 
Waters. Harry J. V-12 Ens USNR 
Weber. Donald R. ’43 Lt 
Weirner, David Rhoads x 4/ SSML3/c 


FOR AUGUST 1946 


21 


...Olierliii Kook Shelf... 


TOWARD UNITY. By Ernest 
Hatch Wilkins. 116 pp. Ober- 
lin: The Oberlin Printing Com- 
pany. 

U HrHE OCCASIONS reflected in 
his book span the years from 
peace to a still precarious peace," says 
the author in his Preface; and most of 
his readers will no doubt remember 
how fervently he sought to advance 
that great cause so long as there re- 
mained the least hope of its survival 
in our time. The essays and addresses 
of which the volume is composed do 
not confine themselves to this single 
theme, to be sure — they range from 
"Valedictory,” an Oberlin College 
Commencement address, to "The Liv- 
ing Dante," a lecture delivered at Yale 
University — bur all of them are 
touched with the time-spirit of these 
recent years, and they reflect the tem- 
per of a mind catholic enough in its 
concerns and penetrating enough in its 
analytic insight to range from a con- 
sideration of "The Humanities" to that 
of "Armistice Day, 1942.” 

The first group of these papers took 
the form, originally, of Assembly talks 
and of Commencement addresses de- 
livered in Finney Chapel; the second 
group comprised essays and addresses 
of a more general nature; and the third 
and last group were talks given in con- 
nection with Chapel services. Most of 
them were meant to appeal first of all, 
that is to say, to college undergradu- 
ates. They were timed and phrased to 
clarify the thought and to inspire the 
feelings of those audiences. But these 
same addresses, as well as those in- 
tended for a more general audience, 
still possess for both the gentle and the 
common reader alike the satisfaction 
that comes from a serious writer’s tak- 
ing his subject and his readers seriously. 
They do us the honor of assuming, 
rightly, that we shall appreciate and 
approve these closely thought and 
clearly expressed discussions of timely 
and timeless topics. 


Weiss, Emil A. x’30 Capt 
Weit Lawrence E. '31 Lt Comdr 
Wenberg, Edwin It. ’38 Lt USXR 
West, John I,. V-12 AS 
White, B. Wade '39 Capt 
White. John E. V-12 Ens USN'K 
VV lard. William D V -12 AS 
Wieland, R. Richard ’33 Lt Col 
Wilbur, Halsey H. M. ’34 Cant 
Wile, Richard II. x'41 EM3/c 
Wiley, John R. x’44 Cpl 
Williams, Frederick I>. x’45 Sic 
Willhide. J. Laurence '39 Ens 
Wilson, James R. '41 S/Sgt 
Windle, Charles D. x'46 Pvt 
Win ship, William R. '37 Lt 
Withrow, William M. V-12 AS USN 
Wood, Carleton I. x'10 Capt US\ 
Young. Keith R. x'44 Cpl 
Young, William H. V-12 Ens USN 
Zanolli, Thornton '38 Lt 
Zunzer, Robert F. x'44 Lt USNR 


President Wilkins, in retiring from 
the presidency of Oberlin College at 
this time, leaves behind him many elo- 
quent testimonies to the range and 
scope of his varied interests. He is 
well known both here and abroad as a 
seasoned and productive scholar as well 
as an able administrator. Under his 
leadership the College has increased 
in stature as an institution of learning. 
So he does well in bequeathing to us 
at this time such a collection of addres- 
ses as this one, the fruit of his scholarly 
judgment and of his wise considerarion 
of the world at large. His volume helps 
the reader to evaluate more accurately 
than might otherwise be possible the 
breadth of President Wilkins’ think- 
ing and the depth of his insight — traits 
that he brought to bear both on the 
writing of these essays and also on the 
advancement of the cause of Oberlin 
College. 

— Professor R. A. Jelliffe 
Note: "Towards Llnity” may be 
purchased at Haylor’s Book Store 
and A. G. Comings and Sons 
Book Store in Oberlin for $1.75. 

Shirley Graham, '34, Writes 
Paul Robeson's Biography 

^UBJECT OF an interesting feature 
^ article by Miss Jane Dillon in the 
Christian Science Monitor of April 8 
was Shirley Graham, ’34, versatile Ne- 
gro author. According to the article, 
"Miss Graham — already the author of 
juvenile biographies of Dr. George 
Washington Carver, Paul Robeson and 
Frederick Douglas — has one great de- 
sire, ’I want to be a good writer . . . 
and use the whole field of education 
as an implement to reveal the great 
Negroes of our time. The stories of 
their struggles and victories will be an 
inspiration, lifting others of my race 
to heights of accomplishment.’ ” 

Her book, Paul Robeson. Citizen of 
the World, appeared in July, and the 
manuscript for her novel on Frederick 
Douglas, at the moment called The 
North Star, was recently sent to the 
publisher. One scene in the book is 
laid in Oberlin, and some of Oberlin’s 
"ancient” records are quoted. 

Miss Graham, who is now working 
on her Ph.D. in English-education at 
New York University, is the daughter 
of a Methodist minister who became 
the head of a mission school in Liberia, 
Africa. On the way there, her parents 
left Shirley in Paris to study. Accord- 
ing to Miss Dillon’s article, "It was 
here that she became fascinated with 



Shirley Graham, ’34 
. . . biographer of famous Ne- 
groes, she hopes to "use the whole 
field of education as an imple- 
ment to reveal the great Negroes 
of our time” 

’colored people who couldn’t speak a 
word of English.’ The memory of 
those days when she learned strange 
rhythms was to remain with her to be 
translated during her sophomore year 
at Oberlin into her opera 'Tom Tom,’ 
which contained authentic African 
music and was produced in the Cleve- 
land Stadium by that city’s Summer 
Opera Company." 

After receiving her master’s degree 
from Oberlin, Miss Graham taught in 
the South and later became supervisor 
of the Negro Unit of the Federal 
Theatre which took The Swing Mik- 
ado to Broadway. In 1938 she was 
awarded a Julius Rosenwaid Fellow- 
ship and she entered the department of 
drama at Yale University. Her first 
full-length drama "Dust to Earth” was 
produced in the Yale University Thea- 
tre, and since that time two of her short 
plays, "Coal Dust” and "I Gotta Home,” 
have been produced by the Gilpin 
Players of Cleveland, and another, "Eli- 
jah’s Ravens,” at Ohio State Univer- 
sity. In Arena, the story of the Fed- 
eral Theatre Project, Miss Hallie Flan- 
agan pays tribute to Shirley Graham’s 
efforts: It is her (Miss Graham’s) 

intention to devote her talents to the 
development of the Negro theatre in 
this country.” 

In her article about Miss Graham. 
Miss Dillon states that "There is no 
phase of her people’s life with which 
Shirley Graham is not conversant and, 
for that reason, she is not only their 
champion bur their critic as well. Her 
breadth of vision sees both sides.” 

( Continued on page 22) 


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1HL OBER1.IN ALUMNI MAGAZINE 



ACADEMY 

Rev. Dr. John Stuart Conning (’83-’84), who 
retired in 1932 as secretary of the Board of Na- 
tional Missions of the Presbyterian Church of 
the United States, died on June 20 at his home 
in Upper Montclair. New Jersey, after a short 
illness. Dr. Conning was 84. He had also been 
head of the church’s Department of Jewish 
Work, with the promotion of better relations be- 
tween Christians and Jews one of his principal 
interests. 

Dr. Conning was born in Whithorn, Scotland, 
but during his youth the family moved to Can- 
ada. He was educated at Oberlin, the Univer- 
sity of Toronto, and Knox College. Toronto, 
where he received the R.D. degree in 1890. The 
D.D. degree was conferred on him by St. John’s 
College, Annapolis, Maryland, in 1919. 

In 1S90, following his graduation. Dr. Con- 
ning was ordained in the ministry of the Pres- 
byterian Church of Canada. After serving as 
pastor of churches at Caledonia and Walkerton. 
Ontario, he moved to the United States in 1897 
and became a member of the Presbytery of Bal- 
timore. He served as pastor of the Reid Me- 
morial, Walbrook. and Westminster churches 
there. From 1897-1919 Dr. Conning was presi- 
dent of the Presbyterian Training School, Balti- 
more. He served as secretary of the Board of 
Missions from 1919 until he retired in 1932. 

Dr Conning leaves two sons. Rev. Dr. Gor- 
don Russell Conning, pastor of the Dicky Me- 
morial Presbyterian Church. Baltimore, and 
Rev. John Keith Gardner Conning, pastor of 
Grandale Presbyterian Church. Detroit; and a 
daughter. Margaret Helen of Montclair. His 
wife died in 1943. 

1883 

Mrs. B. Wade Baker (Jessie Dye), x, died on 
March 13 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. 
Marion B. Jasper, in Columbia Station. Ohio. 
She is also survived by two sons. Hazen D. and 
Leon E. of Cleveland, seven grandchildren, and 
nine great-grandchildren. 

1884 

William H. Burnham, x, died at the age of 82 
at his home in Adrian. Michigan, on June 16, 
He had been in failing health for several months. 
He was associated with the Peerless Fence 
Company in Adrian for many years, serving as 
its president until his retirement in 1921. Mr. 
Burnham had an executive or financial interest 


Shirley Graham . . . 

( Continued from page 21 ) 

"Miss Graham is keenly aware of 
the need for a greater understanding 
between the Negro and white races, 
for when each distrusts the other it 
forms a vicious circle, revolving on 
ugly rumors which became groundless 
propaganda.” 

"She believes her race is standing at 
the gate of opportunity in a young, 
brave America and that the Negro has 
everything in front of him if he does 
not assume a sensitiveness which some- 
times results in bitterness that grows 
to the point of antagonism. She is 
confident that America, in its strong, 
democratic way, can solve all its prob- 
lems by following the Declaration of 
Independence.” 

Miss Graham’s son, Lt. David A. 
McCanns, who is still in service, at- 
tended Oberlin in 1942 and 1943. A 
second son died in service. 


in many Michigan business organizations and 
was chairman of the board of the Lenawee 
County Savings Bank at the time of his death. 
He served as first vice-president of the Michi- 
gan State Manufacturers’ Association in 1925 
and as president in 1926. Mr. and Mrs. Burn- 
ham celebrated their golden wedding anniver- 
sary in 1939. On retiring from active business, 
Mr. Burnham and his family made an extensive 
tour of South America and later he traveled ex- 
tensively through Europe, the British Isles, Ha- 
waii. and Alaska. 

He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Seba 
Burnham Payne of Hubbard Woods, Illinois, 
and Mrs. Ethel Louise Burnham Lamb of A.d- 
rian, four grandchildren and two great-grand- 
children. 

Solon Powell died at the home of his sister, 
Miss Patience Powell, near Findlay, Ohio, on 
April 9. He was 93. He leaves one son, Lester, 
three grandchildren, and four great-grandchil- 
dren, all of Los Angeles, California. Since his 
wife's death in 1934 he had been making his 
home with his sister. 

1887 

Mrs. Anna Perry Bailey died on June 25, at 
the age of 81. She leaves three sons, Herbert P., 
’13. Perry W., ’21, and Walter K., ’19. 

1888 

Dr. Howard Hyde Russell died at his home 
in Westerville, Ohio, on June 30. at the age of 
91. Dr. Russell was a founder and first superin- 
tendent of the Anti-saloon League. Described 
as America’s foremost advocate of temperance, 
Dr. Russell actively engaged in the dry cause 33 
years before the 18th Amendment became effec- 
tive in 1920. Repeal of the amendment in 1933 
brought him out of retirement and started him 
on another drive, which lasted through 1943, to 
restore temperance to the nation. 

Dr. Russell, who left law practice to study 
for the ministry, received the B.D. degree from 
Oberlin in 1888. He served both Congrega- 
tional and United Brethren Churches and wrote 
"A Lawyer’s Examination of the Bible.” He 
was a native of Minnesota and the son of mis- 
sionary parents who worked with Sioux Indians 
before that territory became a state. 

Dr. Russell was always keenly interested in 
Oberlin and was active in alumni work. He 
served as class agent for classes prior to 1891 
in the 1942 and 1943 Alumni Funds. 

1889 

Miss Fanny Foster Wright, x. died in Allen 
Hospital. Oberlin. on June 26. She was 85. 
Miss Wright was born in Oberlin on October 
13. 1862 and lived there all of her life. She was 
a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William W. 
Wright. Her father was a member of the Col- 
lege class of 1840 and graduated from the Theo- 
logical Seminary in 1843 ; her mother was Susan 
D. Allen Wright, Class of 1843. 

Miss Wright attended Oberlin Academy from 
1877 to 1882, was enrolled in the college in 1885- 
86, and was a student in the art department in 
1890-91. 

She served as an assistant in the women’s 
gymnasium in 1888-89 and as acting director of 
the g>mnasium in 1889-90. 

Surviving her are two nieces. Mrs. S. G. Shaw 
(Ellen Wright), ’02, of Elyria Ohio, and Mrs. 
C. S. S. Dutton (Helen B. Wright) ’00. of San 
Francisco, California, and a nephew, Norman 
H. Wright. ’18, of Cranbury, New Jersey. 

Miss Wright was a sister of the late A. A. 
Wright, ’65, professor of geology and zoology 
at Oberlin, who died in 1905. 

1891 

Mrs. Juanita Breckenridge Bates, t, widow of 
Frederick E. Bates, former mayor of Ithaca, 
New York, died June 11 at the age of 85. Mrs. 
Bates was the first woman to receive a degree 
from Oberlin’s Theological Department and 
was the first woman to he ordained as a minis- 
ter in the Congregational church. She served 
as pastor of the Congregational Church of 
Brookton, New York, from 1891-93. 



Dr. Howard Hyde Russell, ’88 
. . . a founder and first superinten- 
dent of the Anti-saloon league, 
died on June 30, 1946 


In September, 1893, she was married and 
lived from that time until her death in Ithaca, 
where she was active in the New York state 
movement for Woman Suffrage and in state club 
work. She served as president of the New York 
state A.A.U.W. in 1920-26, was vice-president 
of the New York State League of Women Vot- 
ers, and had been a director of the New York 
State Federation of Women’s Clubs, as well as 
president of the Ithaca Federation of Women’s 
Clubs. 

She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Arnold Petrie 
of New Windsor, Illinois, a daughter-in-law, 
Mrs. Abraham Bates, a granddaughter. Miss 
Julia E. Bates, and a grandson, Frederick E. 
Bates, of Brooktondale, New York. Pier son, 
Abraham Bates, died in 1936, and her daughter, 
Juanita Bates, killed in an airplane crash 

in Europe. 

1892 

Crawford Lewis Smith died on August 6 at 
his home in Chardon, Ohio, after several weeks' 
illness. Mr. Smith, president of the Chardon 
Savings Bank and dean of Geauga County 
bankers, was 79 at the time of his death. He 
began his banking career as cashier and janitor 
of the Citizens Bank Company in Chardon in 
1892.. In 1899 the directors and officers of the 
Citizens Bank formed the private banking firm 
of Smith, Fowler and Company. In 1905, after 
reorganization, the present bank was formed. 
Mr. Smith was the only living member of Smith, 
Fowler and Company. Pie was also associated 
with the real estate firm of the Callow and 
Kirby Company in Cleveland at one time. Long 
active in civic groups, Mr. Smith served on the 
Chardon Library Board and established a fund 
for Chardon’s civic advancement. Pie is survived 
by his wife and a daughter in New Jersey. 

1897 

Mrs. M. J. Pascoe (Lennora B. Lane), x. 
died on January 24 at her home in University 
Heights, Ohio. She is survived by a brother, 
Ernest Lane. 

George Wilson Hull, x, (’91 -’97) died on 
July 6 at his home in Elmore, Ohio. As a stu- 
dent in the Oberlin Conservatory, Mr. Hull 
specialized in violin and was a member of the 
Conservatory String Quartet and soloist for the 
College Glee Club. After serving in the Spanish 
War he conducted a school of music in Huron. 
South Dakota. Later he had charge of the 
violin and organ departments of the Toledo Con- 
servatory and Defiance College, taught music 
in the public schools of Ottawa County and 
conducted young people’s orchestras. 

Pie was a member of the American Guild ot 
Organists, and in later years gave most of his 
time to organ playing and installation. He 
served for seven years as organist of the Wash- 
ington Street Congregational Church in Toledo 
and played for the Sandusky and Springfield 
Presbyterian churches. For the past twent>- 
five years he had made his home in Elmore. 
Ohio,' where he was organist of St. John s 
church. He is survived by his wife Erie Clem- 
ons Hull, x’05, and a daughter, Miss Adelaide 
Hull. 


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1899 

Miss M. Ida Ziegler, ’89, reports that Mrs. 
Eliza S. Hubbard (Eliza A. Sargent) was 
struck by a bus in downtown Long Beach, 
California and killed almost instantly on July 
11, 1946. After the death of her husband in 
Connecticut in 1933, Mrs. Hubbard made her 
home in California where she joined her chil- 
dren, two sons and a daughter. Both sons were 
in service during the War. Mrs. Hubbard is sur- 
vived by three children, six grandchildren and 
two great-grandchildren. 

1901 

Mrs. Ralph L. Cheney (Frances Stiles) died 
in Washington, D. C., on May 31 after an 
heroic fight of several months against malignant 
growth. Mrs. Cheney came from a well known 
Oberlin family, her parents as well as her 
brothers and sisters all having graduated here. 
A brother and sister are still living, Mrs. Miles 
B. Fisher (Irene Stiles) ’94, of Berkeley, Cali- 
fornia, and Rev. H. William Stiles, ’96, of Dun- 
dee, Illinois. 

Upon graduation, Mrs. Cheney taught in 
Waterloo, Iowa, and at Brockport, New York. 
On June 24, 1908 she was married to Ralph L. 
Cheney, 9S, a member of the faculty of the In- 
ternational YMCA College at Springfield, Mas- 
sachusetts. In 1934 Mr. and Mrs. Cheney made 
a seven months trip around the world, spending 
some time with their daughter Gertrude, ’33, at 
the Oberlin Shansi School in Taiku, China. In 
1938 the Cheneys spent a year in Europe, prin- 
cipally in Greece, the Scandinavian countries, 
and England. Besides her husband she 
leaves three children, R. William, x’32, director 
of admissions and alumni secretary at Spring- 
field College, Mrs. Gertrude Cheney Hoffman, 
’33, Columbus, Ohio, and Curtis, assistant boys 
work secretary at the Jamaica, New York, 
YMCA. 

1903 

Mrs. C. Cullen Roberts (Juliet Kinney) died 
in West Hartford, Connecticut, on May 29, as 
a result of a heart condition following a fall. 
From 1903 to 1905 Mrs. Roberts was a teacher 
of piano, an accompanist and a concert pianist. 
During the years 1906-08 she was a teacher of 
pianoforte and organ in Sullins College, Vir- 
ginia. In 1908 she was married to Charles Cul- 
len Roberts and her home was in Weehawken, 
New Jersey, Cleveland, Ohio, Englewood, New 
Jersey, and West Hartford. She is survived by 
two sons, Thomas Cullen, and Charles Cullen, 
Jr. 

1906 

Mrs. C. Alexander Capron (Margaret Mos- 
her) died June 17 at her home in Montclair, 
New Jersey. Mrs. Capron had lived in Mont- 
clair since her marriage in 1915. Active in 
YWCA work since her graduation from college, 
she had served on the National Board for the 
last several years and was also on the board of 
the Montclair YWCA. During the war Mrs. 
Capron was a member of the ration board, ac- 
tive in the Red Cross, and in the USO. Be- 
sides her husband, a lawyer in New York City, 
she leaves a son and daughter. 

1911 

Mrs. Perry R. Cant (Hazel Nichols) of Eg- 
gertsville, New York, died at the Buffalo Gen- 
eral Hospital on July 5, a few hours after suffer- 
ing a cerebral hemorrhage in her home. She 
was married in 1913 to Mr. Cant, who heads 
the Lancaster Machine & Knife Works, Inc. 
Mr. Cant is her only survivor. 

Mrs. Cant was widely known among amateur 
gardeners in her area for her ability with plants 
and flowers, and her garden was considered one 
of the most beautiful in the suburban Buffalo 
area. She was also an amateur photographer 
and had taken hundreds of pictures on her trav- 
els in Mexico, South America, Alaska, and 
throughout the United States. 

1930 

Birchard E. Wyatt died at the age of 38 on 
August 5 at Emergency Hospital in Washing- 
ton, D. C., following an operation. Mr. Wyatt, 
who also attended the University of Pennsyl- 
vania and received a Ph.D. at Columbia Univer- 
sity, had devoted his entire career to the de- 



Lt. Guy M. Raines, Jr. x’4l 
. . . shot down and killed over Iwo 
]ima on March 13, 1945 


sign and development of employee benefit pro- 
grams, including pensions and gioup insurance 
plans. At one time he was a lecturer on in- 
surance at the University of Michigan, and in 
1935 and 1936 he served as a technical adviser 
to the Social Security Board. 

In 1943 Mr. Wyatt founded the firm of B. E. 
Wyatt Company of Washington, New York, 
Chicago, Detroit and Cleveland, a firm of ac- 
tuaries and employee benefit consultants. He 
was president of the firm. Greatly interested in 
farming, he at one time operated farms in Michi- 
gan and in Pennsylvania. More recently he 
made his home on an extensive dairy farm at 
Middleburg, Virginia. He is survived by his 
wife Mrs. Elizabeth K. Wyatt, a young son, 
Robert, and an infant daughter, Carol Ann; 
his mother, Mrs. Roy Wyatt of Sharon Center, 
Ohio, two sisters and a brother. 

1941 

Lt. Guy (Tim) M. Raines, Jr., x, was killed 
in action on Iwo Jima on March 13, 1945. Fie 
enlisted in the Marine Corps in July 1941 and 
received his commission in January 1944 after 
attending O.C.S. at Quantico, Virginia. He 
then went to artillery school at Quantico and 
was sent to Camp Pendelton, California in July 
1944, shipping from there in September for over- 
sea duty. 

Lt. Raines was attached to the U.S.S. Nevada 
where he directed naval gunfire on Iwo Jima 
before the island was taken and during the in- 
vasion. He was sent ashore as soon as the first 
airfield was taken and there directed Marine 
artillery fire. Both the “spotting” from the 
Nevada and on the island was done from small 
observation planes, and on March 13, 1945 he 
was shot down and killed instantly. Fie is buried 
on Iwo Jima. Lt. Raines is survived by his wife, 
Barbara, and his parents. Mr. and Mrs. Guy M. 
Raines of Canandaigua, New York. 

1943 

Donald E. Nebel, x, died on July 7 , at Waller 
Reed Hospital in Washington, D. C\, after be- 
ing ill for over a year with Hodgkins Disease. 
He was a private first class in the Army Air 
Corps, doing research work in radio and elec- 
tronics. He was sent to Walter Reed a year 
ago last March from Bedford, Massachusetts 
for treatment. 



(Continued from page 5) 


likan was featured as Oberlinian of 
the Month" in the September 1945 is- 
sue of the Alumni Magazine.) Dr. 
Kinsley, associate professor of physics 
at the University of Chicago until 1919, 
has been a consulting engineer since 
that time. 

In the fourth edition, Dr. Clarence 
W. Balke, ’02, and Dr. Ira S. Bowen, 
T9, were starred. Dr. Balke, who was 
at one time professor of inorganic 
chemistry at the University of Illinois, 
is now research director of the Fan- 
steel Metal Corporation in Chicago. 
Dr. Bowen, who has been professor of 
physics at California Institue of Tech- 
nology, was appointed director of the 
Mount Wilson Observatory this year. 
He was one of the 1946 recipients of 
the Potts Medal of the Franklin Insti- 
tute. (A brief article on Dr. Bowen ap- 
peared in the May Alumni Magazine . ) 

Dr. Otis F. Curtis, ’ll, who is pro- 
fessor of botany and plant physiology 
at Cornell University, was starred in 
the fifth edition and Dr. Ernest C. 
Faust, T2, in the sixth edition. Dr. 
Faust, who is professor of zoology and 
parasitology at the School of Medicine, 
Tulane University, is a consultant to 
the national Institute of Health and 
the United States Public Health Ser- 
vice. During the war he was sent out 
to the Pacific area by the Office of the 
Surgeon General as director of the 
Commission on Schistosmonmiasis. 

The research subjects of eight Ober- 
linians, who are no longer living, were 
starred in the first edition of American 
Men of Science. They are: Charles J. 
Chamberlain, ’88, botany; Henry C. 
Cowles, ’93, botany; Otis C. Johnson, 
’68, chemistry; C. Willard Hayes, '83, 
geology; James E. Todd, ’67, geology; 
M. M. Metcalf, ’89, zoology; Margaret 
E. Maltby, '82, physics; and Robert A. 
Harper, ’86, botany. (For an account 
of Dr. Harper's death, see "Losses in 
the Oberlin Family" in the Magazine.) 


President Wilkins' last general 
communication to Oberlin stu- 
dents before he and Mrs. Wilkins 
leave Oberlin this week was a per- 
sonal appeal, in view of the hous- 
ing crisis, to all men who are plan- 
ning to return for the fall semester 
to come back as soon as possible 
and work on the erection of the 
temporary housing units. He 
asked that any man who has any 
ability and experience in the car- 
pentry field and who would be 
willing to work here until college 
opens communicate by wire, col- 
lect, with Lester S. Ries, Superin- 
tendent of Buildings and Grounds. 


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Reunion Groups Pictured 


Class of 1936 — 10th Reunion 


Class of 1905 — 41st Reunion 


Class of 1906 — 40th Reunion 


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FOR AUGUST 1946 


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at ll-lth Commencement 



Class of 1895 — 50th Reunion 



Class of 1901 — 45th Reunion 



Class of 1891 — 55th Reunion 




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THE OBERLIN ALUMNI MAGAZINE 


Athletics 


iuf. 'U/illiatn 9. flucUo+t 


F OLLOWING three years of teams 
bolstered by Navy V-12 trainees, 
Oberlin in 1946 will be entirely civil- 
ian for the first time since 1942. 

Summer drills began August 12 for 
those enrolled in the summer term. The 
majority of the squad, however, will 
not report until October 1, leaving less 
than two weeks before the opener at 
Carnegie Tech on the twelfth. 

After last year’s undefeated, untied 
football season, there is a great deal of 
speculation about the prospects for the 
Yeomen this fall. Seventeen former 
letcermen are returning for the 1946 
campaign, including five from last 
year, and on the basis of prewar years, 
it should be a fairly strong aggregation 
However, all 1946 college teams are 
likely to be of high calibre, loaded as 
they will be with former gridders back 
from war service. Many good teams 
next fall are nevertheless going to ex- 
perience poor seasons from the stand- 
point of the percentage column because 
their opponents happen to be just a 
little stronger. Reserve strength will 
be all-important. The teams with the 
"mostest of the bestest” will emerge 
on top. 

It will be an unusually interesting 
season — one filled with thrills, high 
class performances and grief for many 
coaches with good teams that fail to 
win. 

Good Quarterbacks 
If it took no more than smart quar- 
terbacking to produce a winner, Ober- 
lin would have no trouble defending 



Bob Keesey 

... a veteran tackle from the 1942 
team will return to the yeoman 
line this fall 


its championship laurels won last year. 
Dick Johnson, Jack Kinkopf and 
Johnny Rupp will all be back in the 
lineup again. Missing, however, will 
be Little All-American Jim Boswell 
who is enrolled at Texas A. & M. It 
will be interesting to follow his record 
there. 

Other backfield veterans returning 
to the Yeoman lineup are fullbacks Bill 
Drake from last year and Bill ("Tank") 
Hewitt from 1942. Halfbacks include 
Bill Dipman, Harry Carey and Bob 
Wiley. 

Veteran linemen returning are: 
Tackles — Dick McGinnis, Bob Keesey; 
Guards — Bob Wright, Art Hirsch, Joe 
Schneidler and Roger Simmons; Ends 
— Bob Addison, Bill Burton and Don 
Mullen. 

Opening the season will be a new 
opponent to Oberlin grid schedules — 
Carnegie Tech. Not many years ago 
the Tartans were "big time,” playing 
the top teams of the country including 
Notre Dame, and with a capacity en- 
rollment this fall will probably field a 
strong outfit. 

Allegheny is returning to the sched- 
ule after having discontinued football 
during the war years. The Gators were 
last met in 1942. Wooster is also back 
after a one-year lapse in the long ri- 
valry. The other four opponents were 
played last year and each will be gun- 
ning to reverse the trimming given 
them by the Butlermen in 1945. 

Ticket prices for this fall will re- 
main the same as last year — General 



Bill (Tank) Hewitt 
. . . starred as a great plunging 
fullback in 1942; he returns this 
year from military service 



Bill Dipman 

. . . will return to the yeoman 
backfield this fall for the first 
time since the 1940 and 1941 
season 


Admission, 75 cents; and Reserved 
Seats, $1.00. Season tickets including 
a reserved stadium seat for the four 
home games will be $3.08 and All- 
Year athletic tickets $6.15. All prices 
include tax. 


1946 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE 


Oct. 12 

at Carnegie Tech 

19 

OHIO WESLEYAN 

26 

DENISON 

Nov. 2 

at Bowling Green 

9 

at DePauw 

16 

ALLEGHENY 

23 

WOOSTER 



Bob Addison 

... a brilliant end on last season s 
undefeated team , he specializes in 
snaring touchdown passes 


FOR AUGUST 1946 


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Baseball Team Defeats 
Amateur Champions of 
United States 

The record of four victories, two ties 
and three losses for Oberlin’s summer 
varsity nine doesn't sound very im- 
pressive but when it is added that one 
of the triumphs was over the cham- 
pionship amateur baseball team of the 
United States, the Akron Orphans, the 
season becomes an immediate success. 

Potentially, perhaps, as strong a dia- 
mond aggregation as Oberlin ever 
fielded, the Yeomen lost only to top 
flight teams, including the first en- 
counter with the Orphans. 

With the spring team infield of Bill 
Tuck, lb, Jimmy Bly, 2b, Booth 
Gunschel, ss, and Bill Dipman, 3b, in- 
tact, the combination was strong de- 
fensively and powerful at the plate 
with a collective batting average of 
.275. Gunschel led the team with a 
robust .433 while Dipman followed 
with .316. 

The outfield was strengthened by the 
return of Pat Cavanaugh, batting cham- 
pion of the 1944 team. Jack Arbour 
was back at his spring-time post in left 
field while several candidates alternated 
in right — Ted Vukin, Kent Miller, Jim 
May and Dean Bair. 

Gene Scott behind the plate in all 
the games handled the pitchers well, 
did some hard hitting and his superb 
throwing arm cut down many would- 
be thefts of second base. 

The mound corps was "made” by 
the return of veteran Friedl Anders 
who pitched the Yeomen to two vic- 
tories including the one over Akron. 
In addition he hurled the first Akron 
game, allowing only four hits and on 
the basis of earned runs should have 
had a 2-1 win, and a 12-inning 2-2 tie 
with Chick’s Dairy. 

Bob Houser also returned to col- 
lege this summer and did some effect- 
ive chucking, including one victory. 
The first win was credited to Dick Vin- 
cent. Bill Dipman also took the mound 
for one full game, a 10-inning, 1-1 tie 
with Pulaski’s, and worked in parts of 
three others. 

As no other college teams were being 
sponsored this summer, the competi- 


1946 Summer Records 


July 10 

E. Side Merchants 

19 

1 

16 

Chick’s Dairy 

2 

2 

25 

E. Side Merchants 

11 

0 

27 

Pulaski Club 

18 

14 

30 

Akron Orphans 

2 

3 

31 

Chick’s Dairy 

2 

4 

Aug. 2 

Pulaski Club 

1 

1 

6 

Kirby Cleaners 

5 

10 

8 

Akron Orphans 

3 

2 



Robert Burns, ’50 
. . . has been awarded the first 
Glen Gray Memorial Scholarship 
given since the start of the war. 
The neiv Gray Scholar graduated 
from Oak Park, Illinois, High 
School this spring and will enter 
Oberlin in the fall. 

Glen Gray graduated from 
Oberlin in 1911 and, at the time 
of his accidental death in 1921, 
was engaged in business in Utah. 
He was a young man of outstand- 
ing character, one of Oberlin’s 
greatest athletes, a four-letter man 
all through his college career, a 
good student, a thorough gentle- 
man, modest, unselfish and hard- 
working. 

In selecting boys for this schol- 
arship which provides full tuition 
for four years, the same possessed 
by Glen Gray are looked for. 

Burns is the son of Mr. and 
Airs. Robert Francis Burns. 940 
Washington Boulevard, Oak Park. 


tion had to be confined to games with 
Class "A” semipro outfits of Lorain and 
Akron. All the teams, however, with 
the exception of one, were much 
stronger than most of the college nines 
played last spring. 

The Akron Orphans were National 
Federation champions last year and de- 
feated the Baltimore Martin Bombers 
in July for the amateur title of the U.S. 
Chick’s Dairy was leading the Class A 
league in Lorain in second half com- 
petition, while the Kirby Vacuum 
Cleaners were first half winners. The 
Pulaski Club were runners up both 
halves. 

Jim Bly Does Coaching 

With Coach Guy Throner away 
from the campus for the summer, the 
team was managed and coached by 



Theodore C. Doege, '50 
. . . has received the f irst Howard 
Phillips Frank Scholarship which 
covers full tuition for four years. 
The fund tvas established last year 
by the relatives of Lt. Howard 
Frank, USNR, ’42, who was killed 
in action in the Pacific in Novem- 
ber, 1944. Intended as a me- 
morial to Lt. Frank, the scholar- 
ship stipulates that the student 
chosen must have "all-around 
ability, aptitude for leadership, 
strength of character and attrac- 
tiveness of personality similar to 
that possessed by Lieutenant 
Frank.” 

Howard Frank graduated from 
the Bronxville, New York, High 
School, Doege is also a Bronxville 
high boy. rating in the highest 
tenth in his class. His parents are 
Mrs. Doege and Dr. Arthur J. A. 
Doege, president of Concordia 
Junior College. 


Jimmy Bly and he deserves a pat on 
the back for a bang up job. Both he 
and Gunschel played the final Akron 
game with the handicap of injured 
legs and that victory was a satisfying 
climax for the summer season. 

Vickroy Joins Coaching Staff 

Esten Vickroy will arrive in Oberlin 
around the middle of September to be- 
gin his duties as an instructor in physi- 
cal education and assistant in coaching 
football, swimming and possible track. 
Vickroy played center for Ohio State 
where he graduated before going into 
physical education work in the Navy. 
He will replace Bob Keefe who came 
to Oberlin in the fall of 1941 and who 
is going to a coaching position at Ham- 
ilton College this fall. 



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. . . Jlette/ui . . . 

( Continued from Inside Front Cover ) 

mals). It's simpler when you look at it that 
way. 

"Well, I just won't stick my neck out, 
that's all." That’s good, but Brother, that 
ain't all. Some times you have to stick 
your neck out, and it's a lot to stick, because 
after your G.I. haircut, your neck goes right 
on up to the middle of your cowlick. A 
fellow three bunks down from me (three 
east, not underneath. We have only double- 
deckers as yet) found his foot locker miss- 
ing one day when he came back from duty. 
He also noted that the bedding was gone 
from the bunk beneath his, and knowing 
Davis had just been admitted to the hos- 
pital, figured his stuff had been checked in. 
So Densmore went to the supply room, 
where the lockers are stored, and suggested 
they might have taken his locker by mistake. 
"Wachername?" 

"Densmore, but . . .” By this time the 
Pfc. attendant was deep in perusal of the 
list of lockers checked in. 

"Your name isn't here.” 

"Well, the locker was probably checked 
under Davis’s name.” 

"Then Davis can come and get it him- 
self." 

"But he’s sick. He’s in the hospital!" 
"Then we can’t give you his locker: It’s 

gotta stay here until he gets out.” 

"But it isn’t his locker. It's mine!” 

"I don’t know anything about it. Ask 
the sergeant.” And he handed the list to 
the sergeant. 

"Wachername?” 

"Now look, it won't be . . .” 

"I astya wacher name is, didn’t I?" 
(loud) 

"Densmore.” And the absence of Dens- 
more from the list was confirmed. "It won’t 
be under my name. You took Davis’s — I 
mean you took mine instead of Davis's. 

"We don’t take nobody’s locker. They 
have to bring it here.” 

"But Davis was taken to the hospital. 
Somebody else went after his locker and got 
mine by mistake. Look, it’s right over there. 
I can identify everything in it.” 

So the sergeant called another sergeant, 
which is just another way of not getting 
any place in the Army. "Hey, Joe, this guy 
says we got his foot locker by mistake. 
Know anything about it?” 

"Your locker, huh? Wachername?" 

"My name is Densmore,” and he let it go 
at that, but not in resignation. While the 


last sergeant was looking up the absence of 
his name, he walked fast, got his locker, and 
started out. 

"Hey, that’s Davis’s. Look at the tag be- 
fore you grab stuff.” 

"It’s mine. Do you want me to tell you 
what’s in it?” 

"Yours, huh? O.K., but don't let it hap- 
pen again, Davis.” 

• • * 

Or would you rather be Sergeant? 


Note: Mr. Cornman wrote the above 
essay in April 1943 when he was sta- 
tioned at Walter Reed General Hos- 
pital in Washington, D. C. 

Oberlin G-l Reports from Ger- 
many on Anna Langhorst 
Steinmyer, x'15 

To the Editor: 

The Oberlin Alumni Magazine may pos- 
sibly be interested in passing on a few de- 
tails of an alumna who lived under the 
Third Reich until VE Day. This alumna 
is Mrs. Hans Steinmyer (Anna F. Lang- 
horst, x’15). 

During our first encounter in April 
1945, she almost threw me bodily out of 
her courtyard, where I had meandered to 
see her husband's well-known organ works. 
However, several things prevented her. She 
was speaking to a sergeant in the Military 
Intelligence Service, for one thing. Then 
too, she hadn’t previously spoken German 
with a G.I. for any length of time. 

At any rate, she forgot her anger oc- 
casioned by my "transgression” after I of- 
ficially interrogated her and reassured her 
that her flower beds would not be further 
damaged. Then she emotionally told me 
that Eisenhower had said that we Americans 
were not supposed to come as oppressors. 
Feeling just as deeply on the subject, though 
I was no longer a combat infantryman, I 
assured her that the G.I. didn’t exactly feel 
like a liberator, either. Especially after see- 
ing his front-line buddies shot by the Ger- 
mans. 

Then I managed to take a civil leave of 
Frau Steinmyer and her good-looking 
daughter who had joined her. 

Later that day in the line of duty I met 
Herr Steinmyer who was acting as Burger- 
meister. In a spare moment of translating, 
he offhandedly informed me that he had 
met his wife, the Frau Steinmyer, in 
America. Then to my astonishment came 
the further confidence that the scene of 
their courtship had been Oberlin where his 


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A Ride on Berlin’s 
Famed Wannsee 
... is enjoyed by Mrs. John 
Schwertman (Janet Broivn, ’38), 
in foreground, Sgt. Tracy Strong, 
’31 , and Inge Maaske, who visited 
Oberlin in 1937 on tour with a 
party of German students. Ac- 
cording to John Schwertman, ’39, 
who took the picture, Miss Ma- 
aske is typical of a lost " student 
generation” in Germany, ivith an 
uncertain future. Offered a schol- 
arship in economics at the Uni- 
versity of Berlin, she turned it 
doivn because of Communist 
strings attached. "Too much like 
the Nazis system” she com- 
mented. 

Mrs. Schwertman has been rim- 
ing a Red Cross Club at an air- 
field in Germany, and John has 
been ivith the Berlin district head- 
quarters of the American Red 
Cross. They expected to take ter- 
minal leave in England and Swit- 
zerland in July or August and- 
probably return to the United 
States after that. Sgt. Strong is 
with the education branch of the 
Army, stationed in Berlin. 


wife had attended college. You can imagine 
Herr Steinmyer’s reaction when I told him 
that Oberlin was likewise my Alma Mater. 
In fact, that night I practically fraternized 
when I called at the acting Burgermeister’s 


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home, concerning a civic matter. He con- 
ducted me upstairs to the living room where 
the family was gathered in a rather festive 
mood. Only then did I begin to learn the 
true state of the affairs of the Steinmyers. 
The other side of town near the railroad had 
been bombed a fortnight before, resulting 
in the death of all inhabitants of several 
neighborhood squares. Not only that, their 
two drafted sons "somewhere in Holland” 
were listed by the Nazi Command as miss- 
ing in action. As the final straw, Herr 
Steinmyer had been called to task six 
months before by the Gestapo for not using 
"Heil Hitler" as his greeting; in fact, Frau 
Steinmyer felt sure that only her husband’s 
old family prestige and influence in the lo- 
cality' had kept him out of the concentration 
camp. 

As to her own activities, Frau Steinmyer 
bore out the testimony of many German 
civilians in claiming that the secret police 
everywhere in Europe kept her and other 
anti-Nazis completely passive. In fact, a 
number of regional Nazi "bigwigs," who 
had been residing in the quiet town, were 
shortly apprehended. Frau Steinmyer, 
speaking more fluent German than English, 
but still maintaining her American citizen- 
ship papers, proved to my satisfaction that 
she had constantly cherished the spirit of 
Oberlin in her Bavarian village. 

- — Frederick Morey, x’45 


"GbeAlinUua a ^ the Mo+Uh” 

(Continued from, page 2) 
proud? (For further details see Who’s 
Who, both American and British.) 

Merle married Valborg Johnson Vea, 
’00. He has four children, Jerome, 
(’28), Virginia, Georgiana and Helen. 
His brother, Jerome D. Davis, gradu- 
ated from Oberlin in 1913 and two of 
his sisters, Mrs. F. B. Bridgman (Clara 
S. Davis) in ’93, and the late Mrs. C. 
Burnell Olds (Genevieve Davis) in 
’97. 

— Whiting Williams, ’99 



An Apartment In 
Washington, D. C. 


Dr. ’38, and Mrs. Andrew G. Wil- 
son (Peggy Baldwin, ’38) and young 
son Andy are in urgent need of an 
apartment in Washington, D. C. in 


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October, when Dr. Wilson begins a 
residency at Georgetown University 
Hospital, specializing in internal medi- 
cine. 

The Wilsons are anxious to keep 
their family together and would wel- 
come any help that Oberlinians in the 
Washington area might be able to give 
them. They can be reached now at 15 
S. Broad Street in Battle Creek, Michi- 
gan, and would be glad to be tele- 
phoned collect, if necessary, at number 
2-6305. 


Trustee Election . . . 

(Continued from page 5) 

More complete information on all 
of the nominees will be incorporated 
in the pamphlet which will accompany 
the ballot. All alumni are urged to 
vote in this and every subsequent trus- 
tee election. The alumni-elected trus- 
tees are intended to reflect alumni 
thinking and reactions to the Board of 
Trustees. 

Please Mark Ballots Properly 
Secretary Love reports that in every 
election of the past there have been 
a large number of ballots invalidated 
because they have been improperly 
marked. Inasmuch as it is a prefer- 
ential ballot, choices should be indicat- 
ed by numerals in the order of choice 


(1, 2, 3, etc.) and not by the use 
of x’s.’ If it is desired to vote for only 
one candidate, the figure 1 should be 
placed in the space at the left of the 
candidate’s name. If for three, the fig- 
ures 1, 2, and 3 should be placed in 
the proper spaces in the order of per- 
sonal preference. 


REUNION SCHEDULE 

1947 COMMENCEMENT 

1897 — Fiftieth Reunion 
1902 — Forty-fifth Reunion 
1907 — Fortieth Reunion 
1912 — Thirty-fifth Reunion 
1917 — Thirtieth Reunion 
1922 — Twenty-fifth 

1930 — Dix Plan 

1931 — Dix Plan 

1932 — Dix Plan 

1933 — Dix Plan 
1937 — Tenth Reunion 


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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (Los Angelos) 

Pres.: Vernon C. Robinson, ’25, 1196 West 28th 
St., Los Angeles 7 

V.-Pres. : Mrs. Harry A. Ford, x’99, 251 S. Norton 
Ave., Los Angeles 

Sec.: Mrs. Everett C. Whittenberg, ’23, 1731 N. 
Tackson St., Glendale 7 

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA (San Francisco) 
Pres.: Robert Dorn, ’40, 1164 Glen Avenue, Berke- 
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Pres. : Miriam Spreng, ’22, 1257 Moana Drive, San 
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Diego 3 

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HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT 

Committee : 

Chm. : Francis E. Gray, ’17, 48 Arlington Rd. 
W. Hartford 

Jean Rawlinson, ’44, 286 Sigourney St. 

Donald Burr, ’27, 106 Brunswick, W. Hartford 
NEW HAVEN. CONNECTICUT 
Chm. : Mr. George G. Hubbard, ’14, 601 Washing- 
ton Ave., West Haven, Conn. 

Treas. : Charline Thomas, ‘45, 62 Park St. 

WASHINGTON. D. C. 

Board of Directors: 

Chm. : Lowell Kilgore, ’23, 3039 Davenport St., 
N. W. 

Curtis Anderson, ’33, 2321 N. Wakefield St., 
Arlington, Va. 

Mrs. Mary Lewis Waechter, ’15, Box 292, Sil- 
ver Spring. Md. 

Mrs. Harry B. Price, ’26, 3228 Worthington 
St., N. W. 

Miss Ellen MacDaniels, ’42, 1332 31st St., N. 

W. „ . 

Mrs. Albert G. Sims, ’40, 1326 Martha Custis 
Drive, Alexandria, Va. 

Mr. Lawrence T. Burwell, ’30, 3119 13th St., 
N. E. 

Mrs. Ellsworth Carlson, ’40, 3207 Common- 
wealth Ave., Alexandria, Va. 

Mr. Howard Strong, ’02, 4600 45th St., N. W. 
WINTER PARK, FLORIDA 
Pres.: Mrs. Henry R. Burch, ’12, 350 Knowles 
Ave., Winter Park 

V.-Pres. : Prof. E. A. Miller, ’89, 1818 Center Ave., 
Bay City, Mich. 

Sec.: Mary C. Miller, ’90, 1794 West oOth St., 
Cleveland 

Treas. : William J. Horner, ’96, 191 Elm St., Oberltn 
CHICAGO COUNCIL 

Chm.: Philip P. Gott, ’15, 346 Sheridan Rd., Win- 
netka _ 

Sec. : Philip H. Mayer, ’36, 7323 Rhodes Ave., 
Chicago 19 _ 

Treas.: Miss Alice Ward, ’15, 810 Pleasant St., 
Oak Park 

Council Members: „ _ , _ . * 

Fred B. Peake, ’13, 826 N. Oak Park Ave., 
Oak Park _ , _ . 

Marshall B. Houck, ’28, 737 N. Oak Park 
Ave., Oak Park 

Mrs. Norvil Beeman, ’15, 330 N. Ridgeland 
A/e., Oak Park 

Mrs. Nicholas D. Cheroms, ’18, 55 dS Ardmore 
Ave., Chicago 30 . _ , 

Mrs. Philip P. Gott, ’15, 346 Sheridan Road, 
Winnetka 

BALTIMORE, MD. 

Pres. : Mrs. Roger A. Clapp, ’32, Pott Spring Rd., 
Towson, Md. , _ . 

V.-Pres.: Tames T. Carter, T4, 212 Longwood Rd. 
Treas: Mrs. Marshall Urist, ’35, 4404 Bedford PI. 
Sec. : Mrs. George Tobias, ’37, A-1004 Wilson PI. 
Rd. 

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS 

Pres.: John Adam, Jr., ’37, 85 Prescott St., Cam- 
bridge 

V.-Pres.: Elliott Grabill, ’32, West Roxbury, Mass. 
Sec.-Treas. : Mrs. Myron Smith, x’38, 94 High St., 
Needham Heights 94, Mass. 

WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS (Springfield) 
Sec. : Mrs. Merton Cottrell, ’32, 145 Ohio Avenue, 
W. Springfield 

DETROIT. MICHIGAN 
Pres.: Dewey Olson, '22, 240 S. Franklin Ave., 
Dearborn. Mich. . 

V.-Pres.: Judith Wardwell, ’32, 16540 Plainview 
Rd. 

Acting Sec-Treas. : Judith Wardwell, 32 
Soc. Chm.: Mrs- Karl Firth, ’36, 4134 Three Mile 
Drive 

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN 

Pres.: Miss Dorothy Blake, ’ll, 320 College Ave., 
S. E. 

Sec-Treas.: Mrs. Edgar Gorsuch, ’18, 1111 Chip- 
pewa Dr. 

MINNEAPOLIS AND ST PAUL 

Pres.: Harold Henderson, ’14, E. 613 First Natl 
Bank Bldg., St. Paul c , 

V.-Pres.: Mrs. Carl Slocum, 1516 Minnehaha St., 

V.-Pres.T a john Angle, ’04, 4917 Emerson St., S„ 

Sec.-Treas.T Mrs. Fred Lamb, ’25, 4111 Woodale 
Ave., Minneapolis 

OMAHA. NEBRASKA 

Chm: Joseph P. Stocker. '24 1601 Rock Brook ' Rd. 
Sec.: Miss Emma Ellsworth, 14, 633/ N. 32nd St. 


BINGHAMTON, N. Y. 

Pres. : Leland Ostrander, ’29, R. D. 2, Johnson City 
Treas.: Pauline Goembel, '30, 2 Crandall St., Bing- 
hamton 

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI 

Pres.: Frederick Bauer, ’33, 8651 Argyle St., St. 
Louis 14 

Sec.: Mrs. Tad R. Close, ’34, 6719 Edison Ave., 
Normandy 20, Mo. 

ITHACA, NEW YORK 
Pres.: Edgar M. Curtis, ’39, 119J4 Dryden Rd. 

Sec.: Robert R. Meijer, ’39, 110 Osmun PI. 

Soc. Chm.: Miss Marian L. Warren, *22, 311 West 
Buffalo St. 

BUFFALO, NEW YORK 

Pres. : Mr. David Eaton. ’43, R. D. 1, Box 329, 
N. Ellicott Creek Rd., Tonawanda 
V. Pres.: Mrs. Walter H. Sherman, 89 Tillinghast 
PI., Buffalo 16 

Sec.: Miss Leola R. Bork, ’44, 189 Dearborn St., 
Buffalo 7 

Treas.: Rolland J. Gladieux, ’31, 244 Fayette St., 
Kenmore 17 

NEW YORK CITY 

Pres.: Louis P. Gratz, ’32, POB 1058, Algonquin 
Dr., St. Elmo Hill, Chappaqua 
V.-Pres. : Robert L. Kroc, ’29, 55 Azalia Ct., 
Hempstead, N. J. 

2nd V-P. : Ruth Tracy Millard, ’28, 154 Calif. Ave., 
Freesport, L. I. 

Cor. -Sec. : Edith R. Shakin, ’45, 54 Riverside Drive. 
Rec.-Sec.: Kathryn Zinzow Schnaidt, '39, 11 E. 
53 rd St. 

Treas. : John L. Doerschuk, ’33, 333 E. 43rd St. 
Asst. Treas.: Andre A. Emmerich, ’44, 83-80 118 
St., Kew Gardens 

ROCHESTER. NEW YORK 
Pres. : Theodore H. Redman, x’40, 183 Village Lane 
Sec.-Treas. : Helen Foster, ’38. 36 Arvine Park 
CENTRAL NEW YORK (Syracuse) 

Pres. : Harvey W. Peck, ’05, 305 Comstock Ave. 
V.-Pres.: Miss Margaret Ruby, ’42, 511 Cortland 
Ave. 

Sec.-Treas. : Donald Baker, ’30, 200 Euclid Ave. 

AKRON, OHIO 

Pres.: William G. Kearney, x’15, 2075 Braewick 
Drive, Akron 

V.-Pres. : John E. Moore, ’36, 999 S. High St., 
Akron 11 

Sec.-Treas. : Dr. Anthony J. Urbanic, ’38, 235 Ber- 
nard Ct., Akron 4 

CANTON. OHIO 

Pres. : Mrs. Robert Hartman, ’17, 3907 Harvard 
Ave., N. W., Canton, Ohio 
V.-Pres. : Mrs. James B. Hardie, Jr., ’29, 2356 S. 

Arch Ave.. Alliance, Ohio 
Sec., Miss D. Jane Foltz, ’37, 1313 18th St., N. W., 
Canton 3 

Treas.: Jane Lee, ’31, 1249 Fulton Rd., Canton, 
Ohio 

CINCINNATI, OHIO 

Pres.: Robert Burke, ’35, % Proctor and Gamble, 
Gwynne Bldg., Cincinnati 

V. -Presidents : Mr. ’42, and Mrs. Lawrence Fay, 
’43, 1405 Springfield Pike. Wyoming, Ohio 
Rec.-Sec. : Mrs. Clarence B. Cluff, T9, 350 Oliver 
Rd., Cincinnati 15 

Treas: Robert C. Duncan, ’41, 129 Wyoming Ave., 
Wyoming, Ohio 

COLUMBUS. OHIO 

Pres.: Peter Auerbach, ’42, 135 Tibet Rd. 

V.-Pres.: Richard Aszling, ’36, 2222 Fairfax Rd., 
Columbus 8 c 

Sec.-Treas.: Mrs. Thomas Zelkoff, x 3o, 53 b. 

Pluron St. 

DAYTON, OHIO 

Chm.: Leroy F. Arvidson, ’26, 19 Stockton Ave., 
Dayton 9 _ . , . 

Sec.-Treas.: Ruth E. Metzger, ’32, 146 Ridge Ave., 
Dayton 5 

TOLEDO. OHIO 

Pres. : Mrs. John Moor, ’30, 3634 Brookside Rd. 
V.-Pres. : Mrs. George White, ’30, 2443 Barrington 

V.-Pres .T William G. Adams, ’32, 3135 Hopewell 
PI., Toledo 6 

Sec.-Treas. : Richard R. Lyman, 38, 2269 Maple- 

SociaT Chm.: Mrs. John Rutschow, x’32, 3562 

Douglass Rd. 

PORTLAND. OREGON 
Pres.: Alfred W. Hubbard '29 3623 S. E Rex St. 
V.-Pres.: Mrs. Melvin L. Shankland, 08, 437 N. E. 

85th Ave., Portland 16 _ co . 

Treas.: Pliny O. Clark, ’03, 3909 S. E. 5- Ave., 

Sec. ; P Dr a, Edwin M. Kinderman, ’37, 2437 N. W. 
Pettygrovei E , pENNSYLV ANIA 

Pres.: George Brewer, T5. 1216 West 9th St. 
V.-Pres.: Miss Mary Smith, ’23, 3107 Plum St- 
Sec. -Treas. : Mrs. Harold Ogden, 25, 1937 S. Shore 
Drive 

PHILADELPHIA, PA. 

Pres.: Rev. James A. McDill, '16, Witherspoon 

V.-Pres.®' A^ice K Blodgett, '36, 128 Rutgers Ave., 
Swarthmore, Penna. - , 

Treas. : Wendell S. Niederhauser, 24, 5 W. Uan 
Ave., Moorestown, N. J. 

PITTSBURGH, PA. 

Pres. : Victor C. Doerschuck, '09, 501 Glen Arden 
Drive, Pittsburgh . , 9 in 

V.-Pres.: Mrs. Thomas A. Watkins, j8, 581U 

Sec. M Mrs. Rogfr’lngham, %9 Cathedral Mansions, 
Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh 13 


Treas. : Edward Tabor, Jr., ’41, 6429 Partlett St.. 
Pittsburgh 17 

Social Chm. : Mrs. Alex Hutchinson, ’44, 758 Penn 
Ave., Pittsburgh 21 

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON 
Sec.-Treas.: Mrs. Herman Burkland, TO, 5043 15th 
Ave. N. E. 

SPOKANE, WASHINGTON 

Pres.: Frederick G. Fulton, ’07, 1015 E. 32nd Ave. 
Sec.: Violet Starkweather, T4, 35 E. 28th Ave 
Treas.: Earl W. Pettibone, ’01, 615 Old National 
Bank Bldg. 

CHICAGO, Women 

Pres.: Mrs. Nicholas D. Cheronis, T8, 5556 Ard- 
more Ave., Chicago 30 

V.-Pres.: Mrs. Henry Kelly, ’28, 4818 N. Kildare 
Ave., Chicago 30 

2nd V.-Pres.: Miss Doris Kempes, ’39, 1164 S 
Humphrey Ave., Oak Park 
Treas.: Mrs. Charles W. Lauthers, ’21, 8252 Kim 
bark Ave. 

Rec.-Sec. : Miss Marjory McDaniel, ’29, 7521 S 
Essex Ave., Chicago 49 

Cor.-Sec. : Miss Margaret Jacobs, '39, 434 W. A1 
dine Ave., Chicago 13 

Counc. : Mrs. Eichiron Iwagami, x’14, 852J4 E. 
64th St. 

NORTH SHORE, Women (Evanston) 

Pres. : Mrs. Paul Chapin, ’25, 265 Wentworth St., 
Glencoe 

V.-Pres.: Mrs. J. Wallace Givens, ’34, 734 Milburn 
St., Evanston 

Sec.: Ethel M. Cain, x'15, 2110 Livingston St., 
Evanston 

Treas.: Mrs. Edward Priebe, Jr., ’29, 910 Shabona 
Lane, Wilmette 

OAK PARK, Women 

Chm.: Mrs. Frederick B. Peake, '14, 826 N. Oak 
Park Ave., Oak Park, 111. 

Co-Chm. : Mrs. Norvil Beeman, x’20, 330 N. Ridge- 
land Ave., Oak Park 

Sec.-Treas. : Mrs. A. Brooks Ranney, ’36, 232 S. 
Euclid Ave., Oak Park 

NEW YORK, Women 

Pres.: Mrs. Clarence B. Metzger, '26, Colonial Dr., 
Plandome Manor, L. I., N. Y. 

Vice-Pres. : Elizabeth Foley, ’29, 599 First Ave., 
New York City 

Cor.-Sec.: Mrs. Douglas P. Haskell, ’23, 1 Lexing- 
ton Ave., New York City 10 
Rec.-Sec. : Mrs. Louis Sanford, ’27, 884 Riverside 
Dr., New York City 32 

Treas.: Mrs. Robert W. G. Vail, T6, 270 Riverside 
Dr., New York City 25 

AKRON, Women 

Pres.: Mrs. L. C. Bowers, ’09, 468 Dorchester Ave. 
V.-Pres.: Mrs. Paul N. Taylor, ’25, 647 Broad 
Blvd., Cuyahoga Falls 

Rec.-Sec. : Mrs. James F. McDowall, ’24, 86 Good- 

Cor.-Sec. : Mrs. Floyd W. Richards, ’28, 4363 Point 
Comfort Dr. 

Treas.: Mrs. John B. Kittelberger, 10, 15 Rose 
Blvd. 

CLEVELAND, Women 

Pres.: Mrs. Ralph Hisey, ’22, 1852 Alvason Rd., E. 
Cleveland 

1st. V.-Pres.: Mrs. E. C. Powers 24 

2nd V.-Pres.: Mrs. J. H. Kellogg, 16, 2682 Ashley 

Sec. ^ Mrs. F. M. Carl, ’21, 2974 Berkshire Rd., 
Cleveland Hts. nr 

Treas.: Mrs. W. R. Forsythe, 13, 21256 Moore- 

wood Pkwy., Rocky River . 

Publicity Chm.: Miss Harriet L. Irwin, 37, 122-1 
Clifton Blvd. . . , Af) 

Membership Chm. : Mrs. Reginald Twiggs, 40, 

1477 W. Clifton Blvd., Lakewood 
Ass’t. Membership Chm.: Mrs Bernard Vixseb- 
oxse ’28, 1563 Northland Ave.. Lakewood 7 
Scholarship Sec’y. : Mrs E. M Shelton, 18, 1468 
W Clifton Blvd., Lakewood 7 

COLUMBUS. Women 

Pres.: Mrs. Mark C. Henrickson, x 19, 95 W. 
V.-Pres. : Mrs. Richard G. Good, ’30, 383 Brevoort 
Sec ?Mrs. Louis Reeder, '15, 1490 Neil Ave. 

YOUNGSTOWN. Women 

Pres • Mrs. Edward S. Walton, 23, 49 M apleDn 
V.-Pres. : Mrs. Fred Rowits, x 25, 261 Alameda 

Sec. ^ Mrs. E. E. Decker, ’27, 182 W. Princeton 

Trea^Mr, L. ^ Christia^^. 114 Haileck St. 

^.Tl^ort St., 

Honolulu 



Pres. : Jack Wirkle^ Jr x>|6 1719 Tremont Pl^ 
Sec-Treas.: Mrs. William t. ueroer, 

Cedar Ave., Denver 9 

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there are changes m the above , t its 

the Alumni Assoc.ation w.ll be glad to corr 
records.